§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what information he has regarding the income levels of people who have opted out of the state earnings-related pension scheme into personal pensions.
§ Miss Widdecombe
An examination of a 1 per cent. sample of national insurance records shows that for the year ending 5 April 1989, the latest period for which information is available, the average earnings of those people who had taken out an appropriate personal pension was just under £8,000.