Pension Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 31st October 2005.

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Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 31st October 2005

I am absolutely certain that the Pensions Commission will have a lot to say about the nature of such information and the education programme that goes with it. One thing that is clearly shining through—I think that Members will have felt it themselves—is that if we can make the system as simple and understandable as possible, so that people are not faced with impossible choices, we might be able to connect young people with what appears to be a very distant future, and the fact that they may spend nearly as long in retirement as in work.