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Pension Credit

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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6.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps she is taking to publicise the new Pensions Credit in Scotland. [113330]

13.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans her Department has to ensure that pensioners in Scotland take up the Pension Credit. [113343]

The Pension Service is writing to all pensioner households to explain Pension Credit and invite applications. This will be supported by extensive advertising.

10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many pensioners in Scotland she expects will take up the Pension Credit. [113334]

Around 400,000 pensioner households in Scotland will be eligible for Pension Credit when it is introduced in October 2003.