HC Deb 05 April 1965 vol 710 c23W
79. Sir F. Bennett

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many people on 15th October, 1964, were excluded from the National Insurance Act, 1948, by reason only of age; how many there were on 29th March last; and how many there will be on 29th March, 1966.

Miss Herbison

It is not possible to make very precise estimates of the numbers of such people, but I am advised that last October there were probably about 275,000, that by the end of March the number was of the order of 250,000, and that by March, 1966, it will probably be between 200–225,000.

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