HC Deb 15 May 1995 vol 260 c68W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the total number of people in receipt of(a) state retirement pension as single persons, (b) state retirement pension as married couples and (c) adult dependant's pension. [23690]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The information is not available in the form requested. The table gives the number of persons receiving each category of state retirement pension. Details of marital status are available only where shown.

Category of state retirement pension Number of recipients
Category A Men1 3,576,660
Category A Women1 2,565,280
Category BL Wives (married) 1,397,960
Category ABL Wives (married) 720,120
Category B Widows (single) 1,862,290
Category B Widowers (Single) 840
Graduated retirement benefit only Men1 3,450
Graduated retirement benefit only Women1 126,960
Additional pension only category A Men1 1,330
Additional pension only category A Women1 11,690
Additional pension only category B Widows (single) 2,570
Adult dependent's pension1 91,800
Note: 1 Marital status not known.


Retirement Pension biannual enquiry—September 1994.