§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 23 April 2001,Official Report, columns 153–54W, for what reason Pension Credit claimants were not included in the estimate of pensioners in receipt of means-tested support in 2003–04. 
§ Mr. Rooker
[holding answer 3 May 2001]: We are still considering the overall design of Pension Credit in light of the consultation exercise. Final decisions have not yet been made on several policy areas which will have an impact on the number of pensioners entitled to the reward for saving. Estimates of the number of pensioners covered by Pension Credit will be published in due course.