The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Personal Pensions – 7 April 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Personal Pensions on 7th April 1987.

Mr. Gerald Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further proposals he has to encourage the take-up of personal pensions.

Mr. Major The introduction of freestanding additional voluntary contributions in October and the earlier start for personal pensions in January 1988, both announced by the Government last month, have attracted great interest. We will be taking steps later this year to explain the new pensions choices and opportunities that will be available as a result of last year’s Social Security Act. It will be for the personal pensions providers themselves to sell their products.