HC Deb 08 May 1989 vol 152 c312W
Mr. McCrindle

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of how many pensioners have(a) an occupational pension, (b) investment income and (c) both; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 2 May 1989]: In 1986 approximately 3.4 million (50 per cent.) pensioner tax units had an occupational pension, 4.7 million (70 per cent.) had investment income, and 2.8 million (40 per cent.) had both.

Note: A pensioner tax unit is a single person of state pension age or over, or a couple where the man is of state pension age or over.

Source: Family Expenditure Survey 1986.