§ 51. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many retirement pensioners in receipt of a pension were over 85 years of age at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Whitney
The latest available figures are for September 1983. At that time there were 641,000 retirement pensioners — including 26,000 non-contributory pensioners — aged 85 and over in Great Britain. These figures do not include pensioners wholly dependent on supplementary benefit.