§ Mr. Battle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people of pensionable age there are at present in Leeds, West; what proportion of the population of Leeds, West they represent; and what were the corresponding figures for 1957, 1967 and 1977.
§ Mrs. Currie
The available information on the number of persons of pensionable age (males aged 65 and over and females aged 60 and over) for parliamentary constituencies comes from the 1971 and 1981 Censuses of Population.
The information for Leeds, West is as follows:—
Persons of pensionable age Number (thousands) Per cent. of total population 1971 (1974 boundary)1 14.0 16.0 1981 (1974 boundary) 2 13.7 17.7 1981 (1983 boundary) 2 16.5 18.9 1 Population present in Leeds West on Census night. 2 Population usually resident in Leeds West.