§ 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. 
§ 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.