HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 cc298-9W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the economic status of men and women just prior to reaching the statutory pension age for the latest year for which information is available.

Mr. Oppenheim

Estimates from the "Labour Force Survey" of the economic activity of men aged 64 and women aged 59 are given in the following table:

Economic activity of Men aged 64 and Women aged 59 Great Britain—Summer 1994
Men aged 64 Women aged 59
In employment 95 123
ILO unemployment 11 1
Economically inactive2 160 155
1 Estimate below 10,000 not shown.2 Includes long-term sick and disabled and people looking after the home.