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Volume 403: debated on Thursday 10 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of Hendon receive (a) job seekers allowance, (b) incapacity benefit, (c) disabled living allowance and (d) income support; and how many of those receiving income support are lone parents. [108237]

[holding answer 9 April 2003]: The latest figures available are in the table:

Benefit recipients in the Hendon constituency
BenefitNumber of claimants
Jobseeker's Allowance12,100
Incapacity Benefit11,600
Disability Living Allowance23,100
Income Support (all claimants)18,100
Income Support (Lone Parents)12,400
1 Figures for JSA, IB and IS are as at November 2002.
2 Figures for DLA are as at August 2002.


1.The figures given are based on a five per cent. sample therefore subject to sampling variation.

2. Parliamentary Constituencies are allocated using the relevant ONS postcode directory and are based on May 1997 boundaries.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

4 JSA and IB figures exclude 'nil benefit' cases who claim National Insurance credits only.

5. Income Support Lone Parent claimants are defined as any live Income Support benefit unit where the claimant is under age 60, with dependents, and not in receipt of a disability premium.

IB figure will exclude a small number of clerically held cases.


Jobseeker's Allowance Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, November 2002.

IB—five per cent. sample of the Benefit computer system.

DLA—IAD Information Centre five per cent. sample.

Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, November 2002.