HC Deb 21 November 2001 vol 375 c351W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many British citizens living abroad are in receipt of the British state retirement pension. [15338]

Mr. McCartney

There are about 866,300 pensioners living abroad in receipt of a UK state retirement pension.


1. 5 per cent. sample from the Pension Strategy Computer System at 31 March 2001

2. Figures have been rounded to nearest hundred.

3. Figure is not confined to British nationals. UK retirement pension is paid to those who satisfy the relevant conditions