§ Mr. Churchill
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what information he has on(a) those EC countries, besides the United Kingdom, that have contributory state retirement pension schemes and (b) those which place a geographical restriction on the payment of full retirement pensions.
§ Miss Widdecombe
State retirement pensions are contributory in every other EC member state apart from Denmark and the Netherlands, where pension entitlement is linked to residence rather than employment record. Information on pensions in EC countries can be found in the MISSOC tables, a copy of which is in the Library.
Information on geographical restrictions on payment of retirement pensions is not available.