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Local Government Pensions

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost to employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme was in each financial year from 1996-97 to 2007-08, in actual terms and excluding the 20 per cent. of costs which relate to non-local authority employers. (104089)

Details of Local Government Pension Scheme employers' costs for the period 1996-97 to 2005-06 are available at, from which it is possible to determine the 80 per cent.:20 per cent. split between local authority and non-local authority employers' liabilities.

For the two years 2006-07 and 2007-08, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove), on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 400W.