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Volume 450: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1682W, on pensioners, what factors were taken into account in deciding to collect information on eligibility for pension credit only at Great Britain level. (89897)

The information is not available from administrative data and therefore needs to be collected by specific surveys. The cost of developing and conducting a survey where all local areas are adequately represented would be prohibitive.