§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what were the(a) title, (b) date, (c) consultation period and (d) number of responses of each consultation regarding subordinate legislation under the Pensions Act 1995; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 4 November 1997]: The information has been placed in the Library.
There has been wide consultation on all of the secondary legislation made under powers in the Pensions Act 1995. All of the proposals have been discussed extensively with the pensions interests and others at every stage of their development. This consultation produced a large number of responses, both in writing and during discussions. Information on the precise number of responses is not available.
In addition, as part of the Pensions Review, we are seeking ways in which we can further support and strengthen the existing framework of occupational pensions and ways to improve the regulation of pensions.