To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests for pension forecasts the Pension Service has received in each of the last 12 months; how many and what proportion of those forecasts were set (a) within 10 days, (b) between 10 and 20 days, (c) between 20 and 30 days, (d) between one and two months and (e) two months and longer of receipt of the request; and if he will make a statement.
The information is not available to enable the separation of the number of requests for Individual Pension Forecasts from the total number of inquiries received via the Pension Forecasting IT service. Therefore the information given relates to the total number of forecasts issued.
The number of customers who have been issued with an Individual Pension Forecast via the Pensions Forecasting IT system in the last 12 months is in the following table.
|Within 10 days||Between 10 and 19 days||Between 20 and 30 days||Between one and two months||Over two months||Total|
The number of customers who received an Individual Pension Forecast from the e-service Real Time Pension Forecasting system is in the following table. All forecasts are produced in real time.
|Month||Number of forecasts issued|
PDCS also provided state pension information to pension providers to enable 1,093,986 Combined Pension forecasts to be produced in the period September 2008 to January 2009.