§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many(a) men and (b) women (i) under and (ii) over pensionable age are dependent on income support in Wales.
§ 1. Mr. Burt
The information is in the table.
Numbers receiving income support in Wales Claimants and partners under age 60 Claimants and partners aged 60 and over Total Men 108,000 27,000 135,000 Women 124,000 80,000 204,000 Total 232,000 107,000 339,000
Source: Income Support Statistics Annual Enquiry May 1992.
2. All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
3. For the purposes of this reply the term "pensionable age" has been defined as 60 years old, this is consistent with the age at which Pensioner Premiums become payable with Income Support.