§ Mr. Latham
asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the number of applicants to date under the Contributory Pensions Act, 1937; the number accepted; and the respective numbers of accepted applicants classified as self-employed shopkeepers, self-employed tradesmen, professional workers, or employed non-manual workers, respectively, and the number of accepted women applicants?
§ Mr. Elliot
Up to 23rd November, 1938, the latest date for which the figures are available, 341,751 persons had applied for admission to the new voluntary pensions scheme and 241,533 had been admitted, of whom 73,362 were women. A classification of the admitted applicants on an occupational basis is not at present available.