HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c2W
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.