HC Deb 08 May 2002 vol 385 cc208-9W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many UK pensioners in receipt of pensions are living abroad, broken down by country of residence. [54464]

Maria Eagle

The information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the table.

Number of British pensioners in receipt of pensions living abroad: May 2001, by country of residence
Country Number
All 853,840
Australia 216,870
Canada 141,185
USA 113,420
Republic of Ireland 86,525
Spain 42,190
New Zealand 35,785
South Africa 34,085
Italy 28,300
Germany 25,705
Jamaica 23,230
France 17,505
Cyprus 7,075
Pakistan 5,995
Netherlands 5,755
Other1 70,215
1All other countries with individual case load less than 5,000.


  1. 1. Figures may not sum to overall total due to rounding.
  2. 2. Figures are for GB pensioners excludes NI pensioners.

Source: Matching, Intelligence and Data Analysis Service. May 2001.

Mr. Lilley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have personal pension funds. [46918]

Mr. McCartney

[pursuant to his reply, 16 April 2002, Official Report, c. 892W]:

The information is in the table.

The number of people who have a personal pension
Numbers contributing to a personal pension 4.08
Numbers receiving income from a personal pension 0.80
Total number of people with a personal pension 4.88


  1. 1. Information is drawn from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) for the year 2000–01 and covers Great Britain only.
  2. 2. Due to the size of the FRS sample and the fact that the survey relies on self-reporting of pension income the information may be subject to a margin of error.

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