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Departmental Pensions

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his most recent estimate is of the unfunded liability in present value terms of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is responsible; and on what assumptions for (a) discount and (b) longevity the estimate is based. (200701)

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) is not directly responsible for a public sector pension scheme.

BERR’s accounting officer has responsibility for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme. The information for the UKAEA Pension Scheme is set out in the scheme’s resource accounts.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the unfunded liability in present value terms was of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is responsible in each year since 1990-91. (200702)

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) is not directly responsible for a public pension scheme.

BERR’s accounting officer has responsibility for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme. The information on liabilities in present value terms are in the UKAEA Pension Scheme’s resource accounts (since 2000-01), although these are produced under differing sets of assumptions (e.g. on longevity), so are not comparable across years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) rate and (b) cost was of employer contributions for each public sector pension scheme for which his Department has responsibility in each year since 1990-91; and if he will make a statement. (200703)

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) is not directly responsible for a public sector pension scheme.

BERR’s accounting officer has responsibility for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme. Information on rate and cost of employer contributions is contained in the UKAEA Pension Scheme’s resource accounts (since 2000-01).