§ Mr. Arthur Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the number of 64-yearold males and 59-year-old females due to retire in the financial year 1978–79.
§ Mr. Deakins
I presume that my hon. Friend has in mind the number of men and women who will attain pensionable age between April 1978 and April 1979. It is estimated that about 275,000 men and 260,000 women will be in this category.