EU Citizens (Benefits)

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative, Wells

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what UK social security entitlements citizens of other EU countries have if they reside in the UK; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what UK pension rights citizens of other EU countries have if they reside in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

We are considering what measures we should take to prevent people from the acceding states from coming to the UK to take advantage of our benefit system.

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