To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who have received pension forecasts in each of the last 10 years.
The information is in the following table.
|Pensions f orecasts 1996 to 2008|
| Note s : |
1. The 2007-08 figure is up to the end of October 2007. 2. The figures include all types of forecasts issued by The Pension Service within a particular year, i.e. Individual Pension forecasts, Real-Time Pension Forecasts, Combined Pension Forecasts and Automatic Pension Forecasts where applicable. 3. The increase in figures from 2003-04 to 2006-07 is as a result of 16,981,007 automatic pension forecasts being issued. The Pension Service suspended issuing these types of forecasts in November 2006, when all the customers for whom valid contact details were available, had received a forecast. Source: Pension Centre Forecasting Systems.