§ 7. Sir D. Robertson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state, with reference to persons pensioned under the Superannuation Acts, 1834–1950, in respect of service terminating on or before 31st March, 1952, the number whose pensions have been increased under the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1944, 1947 and 1952; the total yearly value of the pensions and of the increases; the respective numbers whose pensions have not been so increased by reason of the pension being not less than £550, married, or £425, unmarried, per annum, by reason of the pensioner's total income being not less than £654, married, or £529, unmarried, per annum, and on any other grounds; and if he will distinguish, in each case, between pensioners who are married or have at least one dependant and other pensioners.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The number of persons whose pensions are increased under the provisions to which my hon. Friend refers, the total yearly value of the pensions and the total yearly value112W of the increases are estimated at about 92,500, £13½ million, and £3 million, respectively. I regret that the other figures for which my hon. Friend asks are not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate labour.
Mr. J. T. Price
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total number of employed persons who now enjoy pension or superannuation rights under their contracts of service, respectively, by statutory provision, by Civil Service agreements, by voluntary schemes jointly financed by employers and employed, by schemes underwritten by insurance companies, and by voluntary non-contributory schemes administered at the will and pleasure of the employers concerned, respectively.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I regret that detailed figures under the various headings mentioned in the Question are not available. It is estimated, however, that the total number of employees covered under pension and superannuation schemes of all types is about five million.