§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) what steps he proposes to take to keep the House informed of progress over the state of the Maxwell pension funds; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what target he has set for a timetable for the money removed from the Maxwell pension funds to be restored; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
It is not yet clear how much of the missing pension fund assets will eventually be recoverable by the trustees. We have established a special unit to work alongside trustees and others seeking to secure the return of assets, and the unit will do all it can to help speed up this process. We shall keep hon. Members fully informed of developments.