HC Deb 26 May 1936 vol 312 cc1842-3W

asked the Minister of Health the number of workers still in in- dustry and over 65 years of age receiving contributory pensions; and also the number of contributors over 60 years and under 65 years of age still in industry?


Approximately 310,000 persons in receipt of pensions awarded under or by virtue of the contributory pensions scheme are in employment within the scope of that scheme. The number of persons between the ages of 60 and 65 who were insured under the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Acts in the middle of 1935 was approximately 823,000 (including 171,000 women) but this number includes persons who were in a period of free insurance and no precise information is available as to the number who were actually in employment.