HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 c107W
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