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Pensioners: Overseas Residence

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has in respect of provision for the pension entitlement of British citizens who move to reside in (a) Canada, (b) Australia and (c) New Zealand. (139774)

We have no plans to change the current exportability arrangements for the UK state pension for people who are living in these countries.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on removing the differential between fully indexed pensions and those pensions frozen because their recipients reside in certain overseas countries. (140484)

We have no plans to change the way we uprate the UK state pension paid to recipients living overseas.