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Senior Citizens

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior citizens over the age of 65 in Northern Ireland have taken up the opportunity to hold concessionary travel passes, broken down by parliamentary constituency. [121083]

The following table shows the take up of senior citizens Smartpasses by Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency as at October 2002. The total number of senior Smartpasses in circulation as of 23 June 2003 was 158,156. However, to disaggregate this figure by parliamentary constituency could be undertaken only at disproportionate cost.

ConstituencyEstimated number of Smartpasses
Belfast East10,947
Belfast North10,325
Belfast South9,389
Belfast West7,060
East Antrim8,247
East Londonderry6,741
Fermanagh and South Tyrone6,014
Lagan Valley9,164
Mid Ulster4,670
Newry and Armagh6,912
North Antrim7,811
North Down10,263
South Antrim8,011
South Down7,684
Upper Bann8,738
West Tyrone5,249