HC Deb 01 August 1972 vol 842 c82W
72. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of male and female employees, respectively, is currently covered by occupational pension schemes.

Mr. Dean

The Government Actuary's 1967 survey showed that about 65 per cent. of male and 25 per cent. of female employees were members of occupational pension schemes. His latest survey should be published before the end of this year. The 1970 New Earnings Survey showed about 55 per cent. and 25 per cent. respectively, but the results are not fully comparable as different definitions were used.