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Local Government: Pensions

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) current, (b) retired and (c) deferred members of the local government pension scheme in each scheme administering authority (i) were members prior to 1 April 2008 and (ii) have joined the scheme since 1 April 2008. (300687)

Details of the number of (a) current members, (b) retired members including flexible retirees or the dependants of former members, and (c) deferred members in the Local Government Pension Scheme in each scheme administering authority in England as at 31 March 2008 and 31 March 2009, and the net change in the numbers, are given in the following table. It is not possible to identify those that have joined the scheme since 1 April 2008 as these data are not collected.

Data as at 31 March 2008Data as at 31 March 2009Difference

Number of contributing members

Pensioners (retired employees (inc flexible retirees)or dependants)

Number of former scheme members entitled to deferred benefits

Number of contributing members

Pensioners (retired employees (inc flexible retirees)or dependants)

Number of former scheme members entitled to deferred benefits

Number of contributing members

Pensioners (retired employees (inc flexible retirees)or dependants)

Number of former scheme members entitled to deferred benefits

Barking and Dagenham

5,333

4,216

3,298

5,414

4,340

3,524

81

124

226

Barnet

6,933

5,052

5,443

7,093

6,041

5,812

160

989

369

Bath and North East Somerset

34,681

19,509

20,473

35,264

20,395

22,579

583

886

2,106

Bedfordshire

17,025

10,432

12,122

17,288

10,772

15,825

263

340

3,703

Bexley

4,594

3,569

3,067

4,744

3,727

3,216

150

158

149

Brent

5,849

5,024

5,159

6,075

5,269

5,713

226

245

554

Bromley

4,938

4,123

3,153

5,216

4,271

3,338

278

148

185

Buckinghamshire

19,288

10,778

13,333

19,724

11,428

14,789

436

650

1,456

Cambridgeshire

22,308

11,054

20,620

23,071

11,604

22,780

763

550

2,160

Camden

5,637

5,424

6,392

5,544

5,580

6,784

-93

156

392

Cheshire

31,839

18,558

16,988

32,503

19,011

18,843

664

453

1,855

City of London

3,858

3,027

2,731

3,918

3,091

2,788

60

64

57

Cornwall

15,855

7,815

10,715

16,621

8,229

11,989

766

414

1,274

Croydon

6,367

5,514

4,625

6,636

5,557

5,327

269

43

702

Cumbria

17,057

10,894

9,873

17,695

11,449

10,512

638

555

639

Derbyshire

36,473

19,376

16,445

37,221

20,081

17,331

748

705

886

Devon

36,322

21,230

19,293

38,246

22,171

20,242

1,924

941

949

Dorset

24,246

12,086

11,950

24,652

12,704

13,241

406

618

1,291

Durham

19,249

14,353

7,997

19,297

14,628

9,823

48

275

1,826

Ealing

6,286

5,730

4,511

6,467

5,913

5,752

181

183

1,241

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

35,285

19,078

24,962

35,531

19,839

29,215

246

761

4,253

East Sussex

21,633

13,113

16,138

21,550

13,685

17,357

-83

572

1,219

Enfield

5,771

3,577

3,761

6,015

3,685

4,004

244

108

243

Essex

43,126

27,118

24,994

46,857

28,037

26,272

3,731

919

1,278

Gloucestershire

17,470

9,472

10,523

17,306

9,941

11,850

-164

469

1,327

Greenwich

6,510

5,147

3,594

6,694

5,225

4,584

184

78

990

Hackney

4,291

5,551

6,107

5,447

5,653

6,159

1,156

102

52

Hammersmith and Fulham

4,572

3,813

4,343

4,297

3,904

4,714

-275

91

371

Hampshire

46,218

27,387

30,025

47,417

28,378

33,549

1,199

991

3,524

Haringey

6,954

5,662

5,487

6,814

5,771

6,122

-140

109

635

Harrow

5,483

3,949

4,088

5,065

3,916

4,574

-418

-33

486

Havering

5,803

4,587

3,094

5,723

4,746

3,463

-80

159

369

Hertfordshire

27,464

18,529

20,843

28,610

19,224

22,557

1,146

695

1,714

Hillingdon

6,192

4,663

4,158

6,249

4,834

4,541

57

171

383

Hounslow

5,820

4,621

4,916

5,740

4,820

5,217

-80

199

301

Isle of Wight UA

4,808

2,716

2,955

4,835

2,843

3,327

27

127

372

Islington

5,838

4,850

4,992

5,978

5,107

5,341

140

257

349

Kensington and Chelsea

3,386

2,100

2,890

3,519

2,162

3,116

133

62

226

Kent

42,077

26,714

23,990

43,385

27,950

26,607

1,308

1,236

2,617

Kingston upon Thames

4,298

2,861

2,871

4,332

2,472

3,084

34

-389

213

Lambeth

4,468

6,019

7,309

4,771

6,093

6,238

303

74

-1,071

Lancashire

53,572

33,419

33,905

53,663

34,711

38,199

91

1,292

4,294

Leicestershire

31,782

16,309

17,456

33,097

17,256

18,047

1,315

947

591

Lewisham

6,380

6,005

5,815

6,436

6,085

6,237

56

80

422

Lincolnshire

20,221

11,592

17,831

20,200

12,179

19,831

-21

587

2,000

London Pensions Fund Auth

20,476

32,064

22,037

19,920

32,534

23,138

-556

470

1,101

Merseyside Pension Fund

50,367

39,024

26,328

50,543

39,880

28,108

176

856

1,780

Merton

3,355

2,800

2,548

3,395

2,879

2,679

40

79

131

Middlesbrough UA

26,976

16,101

13,512

25,718

16,736

16,044

-1,258

635

2,532

Newham

6,781

5,713

4,820

6,943

5,904

5,115

162

191

295

Norfolk

25,868

14,714

14,616

27,659

15,457

14,568

1,791

743

-48

North Yorkshire

27,535

12,491

17,246

28,372

13,333

19,953

837

842

2,707

Northamptonshire

20,180

10,477

10,084

20,124

10,946

11,461

-56

469

1,377

Northumberland

9,258

6,077

5,828

9,031

6,312

5,933

-227

235

105

Nottinghamshire

40,408

22,434

24,352

41,409

23,255

26,660

1,001

821

2,308

Oxfordshire

20,307

8,850

11,970

20,859

9,462

13,373

552

612

1,403

Redbridge

5,296

3,692

4,162

5,581

3,793

3,397

285

101

-765

Richmond upon Thames

3,253

2,740

3,029

3,364

2,839

3,330

111

99

301

Shropshire

14,975

7,084

8,309

14,846

6,320

9,335

-129

-764

1,026

Somerset

19,841

9,751

10,897

20,092

10,157

12,469

251

406

1,572

South Yorkshire Pension Fund

54,645

32,530

28,679

54,053

34,034

30,903

-592

1,504

2,224

South Yorkshire PTA

534

1,128

555

466

1,184

553

-68

56

-2

Southwark

6,699

5,823

5,608

6,777

6,016

5,752

78

193

144

Staffordshire

37,751

20,265

22,710

38,043

21,599

25,445

292

1,334

2,735

Suffolk

18,299

9,892

10,161

18,796

10,471

13,023

497

579

2,862

Surrey

26,955

16,501

20,451

28,200

17,203

22,400

1,245

702

1,949

Sutton

3,769

2,609

2,536

4,004

2,646

2,786

235

37

250

Tameside

103,172

76,241

69,864

102,016

78,521

76,193

-1,156

2,280

6,329

Tower Hamlets

5,530

3,644

4,508

5,395

3,639

4,847

-135

-5

339

Tyne and Wear Superannuation Fund

48,186

31,890

23,696

50,002

33,024

24,526

1,816

1,134

830

Waltham Forest

6,542

5,531

3,163

6,435

5,650

3,448

-107

119

285

Wandsworth

5,097

4,241

5,548

5,022

4,415

6,072

-75

174

524

Warwickshire

15,775

7,863

7,510

16,569

8,224

8,515

794

361

1,005

West Midlands Pensions Fund

107,845

61,206

66,321

108,224

63,840

70,783

379

2,634

4,462

West Midlands PTA

1,054

3,206

1,058

982

3,270

1,030

-72

64

-28

West Sussex

21,440

12,822

14,667

22,250

13,393

15,802

810

571

1,135

West Yorkshire Superannuation Fund

92,732

57,961

60,382

94,646

60,282

60,459

1,914

2,321

77

Westminster

4,232

4,700

4,895

4,319

4,753

5,073

87

53

178

Wiltshire

19,055

9,530

14,022

19,130

10,066

15,366

75

536

1,344

Windsor and Maidenhead UA

18,324

10,400

13,001

19,409

10,888

14,577

1,085

488

1,576

Worcestershire

20,269

11,606

10,425

20,282

12,184

11,100

13

578

675

England

1,656,341

1,050,217

1,054,733

1,685,096

1,089,886

1,148,629

28,755

39,669

93,896