§ 100. Sir H. Williams
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will state, for the latest available date, the numbers of men and women, respectively, in receipt of retirement pensions and old-age pensions, respectively.
§ Mr. Turton
The approximate numbers at 31st March, 1952, were as follows:
— Men Women Retirement pensions 1,400,000 2,720,000 Contributory old age pensions 50,000 80,000 Non-contributory old age pensions (including blind persons' pensions) 120,000 270,000