HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c230W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the number of pensioners, and the percentage of all pensioners, claiming one or more means-tested benefits run by his Department.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Derby, South (Mrs. Beckett) on 18 January at columns241–42. There is no current way of identifying those pensioners who are in receipt of family credit, but the number is likely to be very small.