Mr. A. E. Hunter
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what is the number of retirement pensioners now receiving supplementary allowances; and what was the comparative figure for the same period in 1963.
§ Mr. Pentland
At the end of September, 1964, 1,128,520, and at the same date in 1963, 1,083,920. Some of the allowances provided for the requirements of more than one pensioner.