HC Deb 02 December 1938 vol 342 cc741-2W
Mr. Parkinson

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the number of persons residing in Wigan who are in receipt of pensions from the National Health Insurance Acts, stating the number whose ages are under 55 years, between 55 and 65 years, between 65 and 70 years, also the number of persons in

Captain Crookshank

The information is as follows:

receipt of old age pensions over 70 years of age, stating men and women, respectively; and the number of pensioners who are in receipt of public assistance?

Mr. Elliot

I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available as the records of pensioners are not kept on a territorial basis. On 1st January, 1938, the latest date for which figures are available, the numbers of old age and widow pensioners in receipt of relief in Wigan were 747 and 195 respectively.