HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 c258W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the dissemination of information among member states' Ministers and senior officials relating to unfunded pension liabilities and other member state unfunded liabilities in connection with a single European currency. [22624]

Mrs. Angela Knight

Measuring future pensions and other liabilities on a comparable basis for different countries is not straightforward, but studies have been undertaken by the OECD and others and widely disseminated. These suggest that, compared with other member states, the UK is in a relatively favourable position in this area.