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State Retirement Pensions: Females

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many divorced women over state pension age were receiving (a) a basic state pension at the full rate, (b) a partial basic state pension and (c) no basic state pension in the latest period for which figures are available. (175577)

[holding answer 7 January 2008]: Information on the numbers of divorced women in receipt of state pension is not available. It is not required for payment of benefit on the Pension Service computer system and is often not completed on forms that collect the data.