HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 cc36-7W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Minister of Social Security if she will state the number of old-age pensioners in Wales who were in receipt of supplementary pensions in each of the years 1962 to 1967.

Mr. Pentland

The number of Supplementary Pensions in payment to retirement pensioners in Wales at the end of March each year was as follows:

1962 68,000
1963 73,000
1964 71,000
1965 73,000
1966 76,000
1967 100,000

Some of the supplements covered the requirements of more than one pensioner, usually husband and wife.