HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c588W
Mr. Mainwaring

asked the Minister of Health how many persons have applied for, and, for any reason, failed to obtain contributory old age pensions during each year, from 1930 to 1938 inclusive?

Mr. Elliot

The number of persons who applied for and failed to obtain old age pensions under the Contributory Pensions Acts in each year from 1930 to 1938 was as follows:

1930–21,684 1935–15,083.
1931–17,056 1936–13,630.
1932–15,971. 1937–15,469.
1933–15,195. 1938–13,935.

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