To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pension schemes the Pensions Schemes Registry recorded as (a) having started wind-up proceedings and (b) completing wind-up proceedings in each year from 1979 to 2002; and how many members were covered by the schemes in each case. 
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field), on 11 February 2003, Official Report, columns 687–688W.In 1997, the regulations that governed which schemes had a levy liability changed. Robust information for the period prior to 1 April 1997 is not available from the Registry.