HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc176-7W
78 and 79. Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (1) how many retirement pensioners with complete contribution records will not receive the forthcoming pensions increases because they have retired to Eire, and elsewhere outside the United Kingdom, respectively;

(2) how much it would cost to pay the forthcoming pension increases to pensioners with the requisite contribution records who are now resident in Eire and elsewhere outside the United Kingdom, respectively.

Mr. Pentland

There are about 7,000 retirement pensioners with full contribution records in the Irish Republic, and about 43,000 elsewhere abroad, who will not receive the pension increases, and a further 4,000 and 11,000 respectively with deficient contribution records. The extra cost of paying all pensioners (including widow beneficiaries) the rates of pension which they would receive in this country after the increases would be about £800,000 a year in the Irish Republic and about £3¾ million a year elsewhere.