§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends to launch the Pension Service; and if he will list the locations of the proposed 26 pension centres and their catchment areas. 
§ Mr. McCartney
The pension service will be launched on 1 April 2002. Pension centres, which will roll out in stages over the next two years, will process work as set out in the table.
Government office region Pension centre locations East Midlands Derby, Leicester, Nottingham Eastern Norwich (2 sites) London Glasgow, Newcastle (Tyneview Park), Dundee (initially) North East Stockport, Seaham North West Burnley, Stockport, Warrington Scotland Motherwell, Dundee South East Blackpool, Cwmbran, Liverpool, Wrexham South West Bath, Plymouth Wales Swansea West Midlands Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton Yorkshire and Humberside Dearne Valley, Seaham, York