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State Retirement Pensions: Foreign Nationals

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th July 2010.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who receive a state pension by virtue of marriage are not UK citizens, have not made any national insurance contributions and have never lived in the UK; and how much has been paid to such recipients in the last 12 months.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not available because a person's citizenship does not determine whether a UK state pension is payable and so this information is not recorded.

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