HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c216W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to what percentage of pension schemes allow women to pass on their rights to their husbands.

Mr. Scott

The Department does not collect information centrally or keep records of occupational pension schemes provisions. However, schemes which contract-out of the state earnings related pension scheme are required to make provision for both widows' and widowers' benefits.