§ Mr. Bonham Carter
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many retired persons between the ages of 65 and 70 years have forfeited their pensions, in whole or in part, during the last complete year for which figures are available as a result of the earnings rule; and what sum of money was involved.
§ Miss Pitt
I assume the hon. Member is referring to men retirement pensioners between the ages of 65 and 70 and women between 60 and 65. I regret that figures are not available in the precise form which he asks for. I would, however, refer him to the Answer I gave on the 1st August to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Hale). On the latest information, the number of late-age entrant pensioners whose pension is at present being extinguished on account of regular earnings is rather less than the 60,000 then given.