Mr. J. Enoch Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions he has had with American Medical International.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We consider that the independent health sector makes an important contribution to the health care facilities which are available, and that
Population aged 15 to 24 years Change mid-1975 to mid-1984 mid-1975 mid-1984 Number Percentage United Kingdom 8,003,000 9,285,000 +1,282,000 +16.0 United States of America 40,540,000 40,078,000 -462,000 -1.1
§ Mr. Phillip Oppenheim
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the change in the numbers reaching retirement age in the United Kingdom
Number of persons reaching retirement age* in the year to Change mid-1975 to mid-1984 Mid 1975 Mid 1984 Number Percentage United Kingdom 622,000 540,000 -82,000 -13.2 United States of America 1,847,000 2,138,000 +291,000 +15.8 * Age 65 for males and age 60 for females