Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Gregg McClymont Gregg McClymont Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of determining the number of pensioners returning to the UK over the last five years from countries where they are in receipt of frozen UK pensions.

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

holding answer 3 July 2012

We are unable to supply this information as these data are not collected. We are currently investigating whether the information would be available by examining our computer systems. However, our initial findings are that this would incur substantial cost and significant development time to produce.

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