HC Deb 12 March 1985 vol 75 cc112-3W
51. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many retirement pensioners in receipt of a pension were over 85 years of age at the latest available date.

Mr. Whitney

The latest available figures are for September 1983. At that time there were 641,000 retirement pensioners — including 26,000 non-contributory pensioners — aged 85 and over in Great Britain. These figures do not include pensioners wholly dependent on supplementary benefit.

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