Prisoners: State Retirement Pensions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners had reached the state pension age (a) on the latest date and (b) during the most recent year for which information is available.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of prisoners of state pensionable age on 30 September 2014 was 2221. In the year to 30 September 2014, 262 prisoners reached state pensionable age.

Further information can be found in the National Offender Management Service Offender Equalities Annual Report 2013/14 the link to which is below.

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George Morley
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 4:25 pm (Report this annotation)

These pensioners in prison are treated better than the honest pensioners around the world who have their pensions frozen. Perhaps pensioners in prison should be frozen as their imprisonment is a punishment and they are being well looked after by the government but why should honest pensioners be punished ?