Minister for Social Welfare
the number of people in receipt of retirement/old age pensions; the method which is being adopted to make provisions for providing pensions in the coming decades for the ageing population; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. McCreevy):
At the end of September 1992 the following were the numbers in receipt of Retirement/Old Age Pensions.
|Old Age Contributory Pension
|Old Age Non-Contributory Pension
The National Pensions Board which was established in 1986 is currently working on its final report concerning the development of a new national pensions system.
The Board's report will deal with all aspects of pension provision, including the question of financial provision for a growing number of recipients.
I expect to receive the report by the end of November. The matter will be considered further in the light of the report.