HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 cc417-8W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have informed his Department that they wish to(a) contract out of the state pension and (b) contract back in to the state additional pension in each three month period in the last three years for which figures are available. [87995]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 19 December 2002]The information is only available for those individuals with Appropriate Personal Pensions (APP) and Stakeholder Pensions (SHP) for complete tax years. The table shows the number of APP and SHP applications and cancellations for complete tax years.

Number of appropriate personal pension and stakeholder pension applications and cancellations received
Number of applications1 Number of cancellations1
1999–2000 116,600 77,600
2000–01 143,300 20,000
2001–02 207,000 53,000
1Rounded to the nearest hundred