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Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years. (75234)

I refer the hon. Member to a technical note by HM Treasury which was placed in the Library of the House on 2 March 2006, Official Report, columns 388-90W, following an oral statement by the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Pension liabilities are not estimated for individual departments, they are estimated for individual pension schemes, as shown in the breakdown of liabilities per pension scheme given in Table 1 of the technical note.