HC Deb 03 February 1977 vol 925 cc304-5W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of State retirement pensions are paid quarterly in arrears by standing order direct to the pensioners' bank account.

Mr. Orme

The normal provision for quarterly payment is not by standing order but by the sending of an instrument of payment to the pensioner's home address for him to pay into his bank account. Some 4 per cent. of retirement pensioners make use of this facility.