HL Deb 05 May 1998 vol 589 c63WA
Baroness Castle of Blackburn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish the report on pensions policy by the committee set up by the Department of Social Security under the chairmanship of Tom Ross. [HL1538]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

To inform our review of pensions, the independent Pension Provision Group have been asked to determine the current level of pension provision in the UK, and likely future trends. The group's report will bring together in one document an up-to-date analysis of all forms of pension provision. It will provide an authoritative basis upon which we will be able to shape our plans to ensure that today's and tomorrow's pensioners have a decent income in retirement.

We expect the report to be published soon.