HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc12-3W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many people in the city and county of Aberdeen, respectively, are now in receipt of retirement pensions; and how many are in receipt of supplementary allowances.

Mrs. Thatcher

Statistics relating to the numbers of retirement pensioners are not available for particular areas. I am informed by the National Assistance Board that the city of Aberdeen is served by two offices, one of which also serves most of the county of Aberdeen and a part of Kincardineshire, the rest of the county of Aberdeen being served by an office at Peterhead. It is not therefore possible to give the number of National Assistance supplements to retirement pensions as asked for. The number at 19th December, 1961, for the whole of the area served by the three offices was 4,089. Some of the grants provided for a household with more than one pensioner.