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Pensions: Females

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of women with (a) 30, (b) 31, (c) 32, (d) 33, (e) 34, (f) 35, (g) 36, (h) 37, (i) 38 and (j) 39 contributory years towards the basic state pension; and how many in each case will be aged (i) 50, (ii) 51, (iii) 52, (iv) 53, (v) 54, (vi) 55, (vii) 56, (viii) 57, (ix) 58, (x) 59, (xi) 60, (xii) 61, (xiii) 62, (xiv) 63 and (xv) 64 and over on 6 April 2010. (177943)

Currently around 35 per cent. of women reaching state pension age are entitled to a full basic state pension. Due to the 2007 Pensions Act, it is estimated that in 2010, this proportion will rise to around 75 per cent. The modelling used to produce these estimates is based on examining how the overall average entitlement to basic state pension changes and does not provide detailed projections of each individual’s entitlement. Therefore the information requested is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women reaching the age of 60 years in 2010 who will have (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven, (h) eight and (i) nine years too few national insurance contributions to be eligible for a full basic state pension. (179401)

Currently around 35 per cent. of women reaching state pension age are entitled to a full basic state pension. Due to the 2007 Pensions Act, it is estimated that in 2010, this proportion will rise to around 75 per cent. The modelling used to produce these estimates is based on examining how the overall average entitlement to basic state pension changes and does not provide detailed projections of each individual’s entitlement. Therefore the information requested is not available.