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Pensioner Poverty

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she plans to take to reduce the level of pensioner poverty. (321794)

We have a good track record.

Today there are 900,000 fewer pensioners living in relative poverty than in 1997. We continue to look at ways to further improve pension credit take up and have taken forward radical reforms which will deliver a fairer, more generous state pension and enable millions more to save for their retirement.