HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 c1389W
Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Minister of Health how many old age pensioners who received a contributory pension and have gone to Australia are in receipt of the old age pension?

Sir K. Wood

277 persons who were in receipt of contributory pensions before they left Great Britain are receiving their old age pensions in Australia. In addition 116 persons who were not receiving pensions when they emigrated are now receiving old age pensions in Australia" under the British contributory pensions scheme, insurance having been maintained on a voluntary basis until pensions became payable.