HC Deb 07 February 2001 vol 362 c552W
Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of pensioners in the Leeds, Central parliamentary constituency receive(a) less than a full old age pension and (b) no old age pension. [148815]

Mr. Rooker

The information is in the table.

Retirement Pension in the parliamentary constituency of Leeds, Central, 31 March 2000
Number (Thousand) Percentage
All 13.9 100
Nil 0.1 1.0
Less than full rate 4.5 32.3
Full rate 9.3 66.7


1. The case count figures quoted are in thousands and are rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. The figures quoted are based on the monetary value of the basic State Pension.


5 per cent. sample from the Pension Strategy Computer System at 31 March 2000.