§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the recently started pension inquiry will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the methodology of this inquiry. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from John Pullinger to Mr. Bill Wiggin dated 9 July 2002:The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the pension inquiry. I am replying in his absence. (68993)The National Statistician announced the review of pension contribution statistics in a statement on 2 July. The terms of reference, which have been placed in the House of Commons Library, state that the review should be completed by the end of September 2002.The objectives of the review are:To establish what information is needed, in terms of frequency, scope and quality, and to advise on the best available data.To comment specifically on the quality, coverage and methodology of the range of sources of private pension contribution statistics available.To advise on how this data should be presented.To recommend appropriate action.The panel will include representatives from ONS, industry, academic experts, the Department for Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue, HM Treasury and the Government Actuary's Department.
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