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State Retirement Pensions

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) women and (b) men drew deferred state retirement pensions as a lump sum in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (195640)

The information requested is in the following table:

SP caseload as at 31 May 2007 where a lump sum amount is recorded and the deferment period ended in the 12 months to 31 May 2007









1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10; some additional disclosure control has also been applied. 2. Includes overseas cases. 3. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 4. Figures include inherited lump sums. 5. The option to take a lump sum was introduced in April 2006 but only for those deferring for a minimum of 12 months. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal study.