HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c398W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if the review of pensions will assess the advantages and disadvantages of freezing pensions for expatriates; and if she will make a statement; [41482]

(2) if she will consult the World Alliance of British Expatriate Pensioners before the pensions review is concluded. [41483]

Mr. Denham

The Pensions Review is examining all aspects of the basic State pension and its value, and second pensions including State Earnings-Related Pensions Scheme (SERPS)

Of the 2,000 responses received, 343 are from pensioners and organisations representing pensioners living abroad.

The Government will publish a Green Paper on Pensions later this year. There will be a period of further consultation before final proposals are developed.