Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what age the majority of (a) males and (b) male manual workers have ceased to work. [112892]

    Mr. Nicholas Brown: In the year March 2002 to February 2003, 52.2 per cent. of men aged 62 were economically active compared to 48.8 per cent. of men aged 63 1 .

    It is not possible to give comparable figures for male manual workers only.

    1 Source:

    Labour Force Survey GB March 2002-February 2003.