§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many company pension funds have been(a) closed and (b) closed to new entrants in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. McCartney
Information on pension schemes is held by the Pension Schemes Registry that is maintained by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority. Some data on the number of occupational pension schemes recorded by the Registry are provided in the table. The figures relate to the position as at 19 March 2003.