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Retirement

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions were made about the employment rate for (a) men and women between the ages of 20 and 64, (b) men and women between the ages of 20 and 68 and (c) the state pension age in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2030, (iv) 2040 and (v) 2050 in calculating the old-age dependency ratio for the chart on page nine of the pension White Paper, Security in Retirement. (85838)

The chart on page nine of the pensions White Paper: “Security in retirement: towards a new pensions system” does not make assumptions about the employment rate or changes in state pension age.