HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 cc42-3W
Mr. O'Hara

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners are currently in receipt of a United Kingdom state pension in(a) the USA and (b) the EU, excluding the UK; and if he will estimate how many (i) United States citizens and (ii) citizens of the EU, excluding the United Kingdom, who are domiciled in the United Kingdom are in receipt of a retirement pension from their country of origin. [102124]

Mr. Rooker

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.

The number of overseas pensioners who were in receipt of a United Kingdom State Retirement Pension or Widow's Benefit at July 1999 is estimated at 110,000 in the USA and 222,000 in the EU (excluding UK). At September 1999 there were some 23,000 former US residents in the UK receiving US retirement or widow's benefits.


Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.