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Pensions (Administrative Costs)

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the administrative costs for pensioners for the Benefits Agency in (a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99 and (c) 1999–2000 on a basis consistent with his estimates in Table 2 on page 126 of his 2003 departmental report. [123034]

Information is not currently available in the format requested. For the years requested, there was no requirement for the Department to breakdown Benefits Agency expenditure by Strategic Objective.However, an indication of total departmental expenditure on Pensioner Administration for 1998–99 and 1999–2000 can be found in Table 5 in the departmental report.