HC Deb 29 January 2001 vol 362 cc87-8W
Mrs. Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the total spending of his Department on pensioners. [145961]

Mr. Rooker

This year we will be spending around £4 ½ billion a year extra in real terms on pensioners as a result of policies under this Government, rising to over £5 billion in 2002–03.