HC Deb 06 March 2002 vol 381 c418W
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. [37520]

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