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Pensioners (Information Confidentiality)

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether information available to the Secretary of State for Social Services of payments made to individual pensioners is made available at the end of each fiscal year to Her Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes.

Information about amounts of retirement pension paid in individual cases is regarded as confidential and is not passed to the Inland Revenue, but a retirement pensioner is advised of the need to declare his pension for income tax purposes when he is notified of the award of pension, and each pension order book carries a similar reminder.