§ 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. 
§ 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. Figures may not sum to overall total due to rounding.
- 2. Figures are for GB pensioners excludes NI pensioners.
Source:209WMatching, 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. 
§ 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 Million 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. Information is drawn from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) for the year 2000–01 and covers Great Britain only.
- 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.