HC Deb 03 December 1975 vol 901 cc636-7W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the number of persons registered as unemployed who are in fact men under 65 years of age, or women under 60 years of age, who have retired early from their jobs.

Mr. John Fraser

Results of a sample survey held in June 1973 indicated that at that time about 50,000 of the registered male unemployed were occupational pensioners between the ages of 55 and 64 inclusive. No estimate is available for women and no later estimate has been made for men.