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Health: Reciprocal Agreements

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 June (WA 209-10), how many Pension Service healthcare costs survey questionnaires were sent to United Kingdom pensioners in the Republic of Ireland; how many were not returned; how many non-returns resulted in further checks; and how many pensions were stopped or suspended as a result.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A total of 1500 questionnaires were sent to United Kingdom pensioners in the Republic of Ireland. DWP no longer has records of the numbers returned, checked or the number of pensions stopped or suspended as a result.

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