HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c483W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish figures for the latest year available for Scotland showing the number of(a) single and (b) married retirement pensioners with gross weekly incomes excluding state pension benefits of any category and housing benefit and community charge benefit, at the levels of (i) less than £5, (ii) £5 to £10, (iii) £10 to £15, (iv) £15 to £20, (v) £20 to £30, (vi) £30 to £40, (vii) £40 to £50, (viii) £50 to £60, (ix) £60 to £70, (x) £70 to £80, (xi) £80 to £90, (xii) £90 to £100 and (xiii) over £100.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The percentage of pensioners with incomes excluding supplementary benefit and housing benefit are as follows:

Per cent.
Less than £5 36
£5 to £39.99 32
£40 and over 32

Source: 1987 Family Expenditure Survey.

Note: The income bands requested have been aggregated to provide figures based on adequate statistical samples; for the same reason there is no disaggregation between single and married pensioners.

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