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Retirement Pensions (Late Age Entrants)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th April 1957.

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Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 15th April 1957

It is estimated that about 425,000 late age entrants will start drawing retirement pensions in July, 1958, of whom about 115,000 will be married women qualifying for pensions on their husbands' insurance, and some 15,000 men will be able to receive an increase in the rate of their pensions for a dependent wife under age 60. The cost of these pensions will amount to about £40 million a year initially.