Old Age Pensions

Oral Answers to Questions — Resettlement (Training Allowances) – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14 June 1945.

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Photo of Viscountess  Apsley Viscountess Apsley , Bristol Central 12:00, 14 June 1945

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many old age pensioners are in receipt of supplementary pensions; and what is the increase in numbers since January, 1943.

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

At the end of April, 1945, supplementary pensions were being paid in respect of about 1,590,000 old age pensioners and widows over the age of 60, or about 180,000 more than in January, 1943.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Walkden Mr Evelyn Walkden , Doncaster

Could the hon. Member say the average amount that those pensioners are receiving?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

Not without notice.