HC Deb 20 April 1951 vol 486 c197W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many old age pensioners in Scotland are likely to receive extra allowances as a result of the Budget proposals.

Dr. Summerskill

There are about 95,000 men over 70 and 180,000 women in Scotland over 65 whose retirement pensions would be increased under these proposals. Some persons will be in receipt of supplementary assistance and I cannot, of course, say how many of these would receive a net increase of income.

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