§ Mr. Haseldine
asked the Minister of Social Security what was the number of men and women in receipt of retirement pensions in 1966, and the total sum paid out for such pensions.
§ Mr. Pentland
The average number of retirement pensioners in 1966 was 5W about 2.2 million men and 4.3 million women. The total sum paid out for retirement pensions in the financial year 1965–66 was £1,238 million.