HC Deb 08 June 1989 vol 154 c212W
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.