HC Deb 23 January 1998 vol 304 cc702-3W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of current and future pensioners with private pension plans who will be affected by the changes to advance corporation tax. [23910]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

No such estimate is available. A large number of factors influence the private pensions people can expect to receive. It is therefore not possible to produce meaningful estimates for the effect of particular factors in isolation. The corporation tax changes introduced in the last Budget will be good for the economy as a whole and so should benefit pensioners along with everyone else.