HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 c19W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what is the estimated cost of old-age pensions in the coming year; and what is the estimated breakdown of cost between the Exchequer and contributors.

Miss Pitt

The estimated cost of retirement pensions for 1958–59 is about £500 million. It is not possible to allocate between the Exchequer and contributors the expenditure on any particular benefit of the National Insurance Scheme.

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