HC Deb 19 November 2001 vol 375 cc147-8W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (1) pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2001,Official Report, column 158W, when figures showing the number of people who have bought a stakeholder pension each month will be available; and what proportion of these pensions have been bought on behalf of someone else; [7915]

(2) how many people have taken out stakeholder pensions in each month since April. [7918]

Mr. McCartney

The information is not available in the format requested. The information available is shown in the table.

Period Number of stakeholder pension policies sold
April—June 2001 224.506
July 2001 69,087
August 2001 63,585


Figures shown are provided by the Association of British Insurers and are based on returns from registered stakeholder pension providers. Monthly figures for the April—June quarter are not available. Figures from July onwards are provided by the ABI through news releases on a monthly basis. (They are released approximately five weeks in arrears owing to the need for prior collection and analysis of data).

Jeff Ennis

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means he plans to(a) monitor and (b) police employers, with 50 or fewer workers, who do not register to promote a stakeholder pension for their workforce. [11994]

Mr. McCartney

I refer my hon. Friend to the Written Answer I gave the right hon. Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Mr. Lilley) on 23 October 2001,Official Report, column 180W.