HC Deb 24 April 1998 vol 310 c731W
Mr. Letwin

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the publication date of the Initial Framework for Change relating to pensions will be. [39647]

Mr. Denham

The pensions review is looking at the central areas for elderly people, including all aspects of the basic pension and its value. A key objective of the review is to ensure that pensioners should have an adequate income in retirement; that they should share fairly in rising national prosperity; and that public finances should be both sustainable and affordable.

As set out in the Green Paper, "New Ambitions for our Country: A New Contract for Welfare" (Cm 3805), we will publish a Green Paper on pensions later this year. There will then be a period of further consultation before final detailed proposals are developed.