§ Paul Flynn
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people who have retired in each of the last five years are still in paid employment. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Paul Flynn, dated 27 October 2003:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about retired people who are still in employment. (133491)The attached table gives estimates of the number of people over state pension age who are in employment, for the three month periods ending August of each year from 1999 to 2003. These estimates are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The LFS does not collect information about the number of people who have retired in each of the last five years who are still in employment.
People over state pension age1 who are in employment UK, Thousand, seasonally adjusted June to August Men aged 65 + and women aged 60 + 1990 806 2000 824 2001 853 2002 874 2003 956 165 for men, 60 for women
Labour Force Survey (ONS)