Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Questions (375)

Anthony Lawlor

Question:

375. Deputy Anthony Lawlor asked the Minister for Social Protection the percentage of deferred members in defined benefit pension schemes and defined contribution pension schemes in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; the percentage of persons receiving a pension from defined benefit pension schemes and defined contribution pension schemes in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; the percentage of members who were contributing to defined benefit pension schemes and defined contribution pensions schemes in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. [19520/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The full information requested is not available at present. The table below indicates the number of active scheme members in defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes for the years 2011 and 2012. Deferred members have left the employment and are no longer contributors to the scheme.

Table 1: Active scheme members by year and scheme type

Year

Defined Contribution

Defined Benefit

2011

239,150

197,177

2012

232,939

189,644

2013

N/A

N/A

The Pension Authority is currently capturing current DB scheme information by scheme beneficiary type. This exercise should be completed in the near future and the resulting information will be made available to the Deputy.