HC Deb 24 April 1952 vol 499 c39W
72. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many people are today in receipt of old age pensions; and what was the corresponding figure in 1938.

Mr. Turton

At 31st December, 1951, nearly 4,700,000 persons were receiving retirement, contributory or non-contributory old age pensions. The corresponding figure for 31st December, 1938, was about 2,900,000.

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