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Pensioners: Standard of Living

Volume 492: debated on Thursday 14 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission research on the quality of life of pensioners in receipt of pension credit; and if he will make a statement. (274621)

We are currently undertaking research on this issue. We have developed new survey questions about pensioners’ living standards and these are currently being asked on DWP’s Family Resources Survey. These questions will provide information on the quality of life of a range of pensioners, including those in receipt of pension credit. The information will be available in spring 2010.