HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 c356W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged over 65 years were resident in Wales in 1997; and how many are resident today. [154817]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Nigel Evans, dated 22 March 2001:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question on the number of persons aged 65 and over in the resident population of Wales in 1997 and today (154817).

Below is a table showing the information requested for mid-1997 and mid-1999 which is the most recent year for which a population estimate is available.

Estimated resident population of Wales aged 65 years and over
Mid-1997 478.5
Mid-1999 479.1