Dáil Éireann - Volume 423 - 15 October, 1992

Written Answers. - Retirement/Old Age Pension Recipients.

[1566] 93. Mr. Callely asked the 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

72,781

Old Age Non-Contributory Pension

113,825

Retirement Pension

54,643

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.