State Retirement Pensions: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of John MacDougall John MacDougall Labour, Glenrothes

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Glenrothes, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK qualify for a full basic state pension.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Minister of State (Pensions Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not available. However, the information for recipients with full basic state pension as at March 2006 is in the following table.

Male Female Total
Glenrothes parliamentary constituency 5,500 4,900 10,500
Scotland 306,300 305,900 612,200
GB 3,501,600 3,146,700 6,648,300
Notes:

1. Sample data are subject to a degree of sampling error.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Figures have been rated to match WPLS totals.

4. Figures are for Great Britain.

5. A full basic state pension (£84.25 in 2006-07) is paid to those who fully satisfy the contribution conditions either in their own right or where applicable, on the basis of their late or former spouse's contributions.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate 5 per cent. sample data.

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