§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Social Security what is the estimated number of citizens living on incomes fixed by National Insurance and other retirement schemes, respectively.
§ Miss Herbison
At the end of 1966 the number of retirement pensioners in Great Britain was about 6½ million. The number of pensioner households receiving supplementation was about 1.6 million. There were also about 190,000 recipients of supplementary pension who were not entitled to retirement pension. Occupational pensions are a considerable element in the other resources held by pensioners but it is not known for how many occupational pensioners the occupational pension was the main source of support.