§ 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.