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: The information is in the table.

    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.

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