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State Retirement Pensions

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the UK were entitled to a state pension in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2006. (126391)

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

State pension recipients in GB


September 1992


September 1997


September 2005


March 2006



1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. Figures for September 2006 are not yet available so figures for March 2006 have been provided.


1. DWP Information Directorate 5 per cent. extract of the PSCS. Sample data is subject to a degree of sampling variation. They are also adjusted to be consistent with the overall case load from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

2. The figure for 1992 is taken from the Social Security Statistics 1993 publication and is from a 10 per cent. sample and has not been adjusted.