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State Retirement Pensions: Overseas Residence

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many International Pension Centre clients (a) live permanently abroad and (b) require documents to be translated into a language other than English. (157843)

The information requested is as follows.

(a) The International Pension Service serves some 1.071 million people who receive state pension and 37.7 thousand people who receive working age benefits who are resident abroad.

(b) The information requested is not available. A small number of customers request information to be provided in a language other than English; that is arranged on a case-by-case basis and central records are not maintained.