HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c976W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by her Department on paying pensions to retired employees of her Department in 2001–02; if she will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in(a) five years' time, (b) 10 years' time, (c) 20 years' time and (d) 30 years' time; if she will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (i) unfunded pension schemes and (ii) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes, if she will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years. [57364]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 20 May 2002]: For the answer to the first part of the question, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given him by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister on 22 May 2002, Official Report, columns 335–336W.

The costs for pre-funded scheme administered by the Department of Trade and Industry for 2001–02 amount to £249,246.54.

To estimate the costs for future years would entail disproportionate cost.