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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Age Addition

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Age Addition on 21st November 1985.


Mr. Alton Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are currently in receipt of the age addition; and what is the anticipated increase in eligibility over each of the next 10 years.

Mr. Major At March 1984 some 1,670,000 people over age 80 in Great Britain were in receipt of age addition.

It is estimated that numbers over the next 10 years will be as follows:


Year | Number

1985-86 | 1,710,000

1986-87 | 1,760,000

1987-88 | 1,810,000

1988-89 | 1,870,000

1989-90 | 1,910,000

1990-91 | 1,960,000

1991-92 | 1,990,000

1992-93 | 2,030,000

1993-94 | 2,070,000

1994-95 | 2,100,000