HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 cc425-6W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many old people were in receipt of (a) old person's pensions and (b) national insurance retirement pension at the end of 1974.

Mr. Meacher

At 29th November 1974, the latest date for which figures are available, 99,370 pensioners were receiving old person's pensions and 7,972,150 contribu- tory national insurance retirement pensions.