§ Mr. Andrew Bowden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many men aged 70 to 75 years receive income support; and what is this figure as a proportion of the total number of men aged 70 to 75 years.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The latest estimate is that there are some 82,000 men aged 70 to 74 (inclusive) dependent on income support. This represents 9 per cent. of all men in this age group.