Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Personal Pension Funds

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have personal pension funds. [46918]

    Mr. McCartney: Pursuant to my written answer on 16 April 2002, Official Report, column 892W.

    The information is in the table.

    The number of people who have a personal pension


    Numbers contributing to a personal pension


    Numbers receiving income from a personal pension


    Total number of people with a personal pension



    1. Information is drawn from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) for the year 2000?01 and covers Great Britain only.

    2. Due to the size of the FRS sample and the fact that the survey relies on self-reporting of pension income the information may be subject to a margin of error.

    8 May 2002 col 209W