HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 c236W
Mr. Redmond

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the £1,778 million paid out in National Insurance retirement pensions in 1971 was returned to him in the form of income tax.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

If the pension is regarded as the top slice of the pensioner's income, about £175 million.