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Ministerial Corrections

The following Ministerial Corrections were received between Wednesday 17 September and Friday 26 September 2008

Work and Pensions

State Retirement Pensions

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receive the UK state pension in a form which (a) is and (b) is not frozen, broken down by country of residence. [216748]

[Official Report, 17 July 2008, Vol. 479, c. 656 W .]

Letter of correction from Mr. O’Brien:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Pendle on 17 July 2008. Alderney was inadvertently included in the table of frozen rate countries and territories but should have been included in table 1, which listed the countries and territories where the state pension is uprated. In the original answer, table 2, headed “Number of State Pension recipients living overseas in frozen rate countries and territories”, included the following:

Table 2: Number of state pension recipients living overseas in frozen rate countries and territories
Country Number of recipients

Albania

10

Alderney

550

Algeria

10


The correct answer should have been:


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Table 1: Number of state pension recipients living overseas in countries and territories where the state pension is up-rated (EEA and Switzerland and countries and territories covered by a reciprocal agreement which allows for up-ratings)
Country Number of recipients

Alderney

550

Austria

4,930

Barbados

5,120

Belgium

4,560

Bermuda

610

Bulgaria

220

Cyprus

14,490

Denmark

1,950

Finland

700

Former Yug Republic of Macedonia

50

France

42,790

Germany

33,690

Gibraltar

1,130

Greece

3,960

Guernsey

6,210

Hungary

770

Iceland

50

Ireland

108,290

Isle of Man

210

Israel

4,070

Italy

35,370

Jamaica

21,460

Jersey

8,720

Liechtenstein

30

Luxembourg

280

Malta

4,130

Mauritius

550

Netherlands

8,360

Norway

1,860

Philippines

1,190

Poland

1,380

Portugal

7,150

Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina

20

Republic of Croatia

340

Republic of Estonia

40

Republic of Latvia

110

Republic of Lithuania

50

Republic of Slovenia

150

Romania

40

Serbia and Montenegro

420

Spain

86,670

Sweden

2,470

Switzerland

6,770

The Czech Republic

230

The Slovak Republic

20

Turkey

1,070

USA

132,080



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Table 2: Number of state pension recipients living overseas in frozen rate countries and territories
Country Number of recipients

Albania

10

Algeria

10

Andorra

200

Anguilla

150

Antigua

450

Antilles (Netherlands)

40

Arab Emirates

390

Argentina

250

Australia

246,110

Bahamas

250

Bahrain

80

Bangladesh

2,570

Belize

70

Bolivia

30

Botswana

140

Brazil

550

Brunei

20

Cameroon

10

Canada

156,230

Cape Verde Islands

10

Cayman Islands

130

Chile

210

China People's Republic

150

Colombia

110

Cook Islands

10

Costa Rica

50

Cuba

10

Djibouti

90

Dominica Commonwealth

1,100

Dominican Republic

40

Ecuador

50

Egypt

210

El Salvador

10

Ethiopia

20

Falkland Islands + Deps

50

Faroe Islands

10

Fiji

90

French Overseas Departments

20

Gambia

80

Ghana

850

Grenada

1,520

Guatemala

10

Guyana

430

Honduras

10

Hong Kong

1,330

India

4,680

Indonesia

120

Iran

20

Japan

780

Jordan

70

Kampuchea

10

Kenya

650

Kuwait

50

Laos

10

Lebanon

60

Lesotho

10

Macau

10

Malawi

80

Malaysia

590

Mexico

340

Monaco

330

Montserrat

130

Morocco

100

Mozambique

10

Namibia

60

Nepal

30

New Zealand

46,430

Nicaragua

10

Nigeria

3,040

Norfolk Island

10

Oman

80

Pakistan

4,960

Panama

40

Papua New Guinea

10

Paraguay

20

Peru

100

Qatar

50

Republic of Azerbaijan

10

Republic of Belarus

20

Republic of Yemen

2,920

Saudi Arabia

150

Senegal

10

Seychelles

120

Sierra Leone

80

Singapore

370

Solomon Islands

10

Somalia

50

South Africa

37,740

South Korea

20

Sri Lanka

730

St. Helena and Deps

80

St. Kitts and Nevis

500

St. Lucia

1,380

St. Vincent and Grenadines

840

Swaziland

100

Syria

30

Taiwan

20

Tanzania

60

Thailand

1,560

The Russian Federation

90

Togo

10

Tonga

10

Tours

40

Trinidad and Tobago

1,430

Tunisia

30

Turks and Caicos Islands

20

Uganda

70

Ukraine

180

Uruguay

50

Vanuatu

20

Venezuela

80

Vietnam

20

Virgin Islands (British)

50

Zambia

190

Zimbabwe

2,270

Notes:
1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Figures as at November 2007. They do not necessarily denote a recipient's permanent place of residence.
3. The agreement with USA covers also American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
4. UK figures not included.
Source:
DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

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