HC Deb 30 November 1964 vol 703 cc15-6W
Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if she will give the number of men and women retirement pensioners, respectively, in Hull; how many are in receipt of supplementary pensions; how many are entitled to the special £4 fuel allowance; and the totals in each category.

Mr. Pentland

As retirement pensions are paid from a central point separate figures of the total numbers of pensioners in particular localities are not available.

In the area served by the National Assistance Board's offices in Hull, which comprises the County Borough and some adjacent districts, 11,888 retirement pensioners were receiving supplementary

Mr. Harold Davies

Information about the numbers of war disability pensioners entitled to pensions at the rates appropriate to different levels of disablement is available only for pensioners as a whole, irrespective of their country of residence. The following table shows the relevant figures, together with the estimated numbers of pensioners living in Great Britain, in Northern Ireland, and elsewhere.

grants in September, 1964. Some of these grants provided for the needs of more than one pensioner, i.e. a married couple. It is not possible to give separate figures for men and women. All these pensioners, except for a very small minority such as people living in homes for old people and certain pensioners in hospital, will be eligible for the Board's special payments of £4.