§ Mr. Gapes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many applications for dispensation(a) have been approved and (b) were not approved in each year since the coming into force of (i) the Local Government Compensation for Redundancy Regulations 1994 (SI 3025) and (ii) the Local Government Pension Scheme (Pensionable Remuneration Amendment) Regulations 1995 (SI 2249). 
§ Mr. Raynsford
This information is not held centrally because the discretion whether to award a one-off compensation payment or to reinstate a reduced pension at its former level under these regulations lay entirely with local authorities. In both cases they had six months to decide whether to exercise it. The time limit for the 1994 regulations expired on 27 June 1995 and for the 1995 regulations on 27 March 1996.