HC Deb 27 March 2000 vol 347 cc33-4W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he expects the low-earning self-employed to be brought into the state second pension. [115910]

Mr. Rooker

Self-employed earners will not be included in the state second pension scheme from the outset. The issue of whether they should eventually be brought into the scheme was part of the Pension Green Paper consultation exercise we carried out. We are considering the outcome of this.