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Benefit Recipients

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of people who are entitled to, but not receiving (a) pension credit, (b) income support, (c) housing benefit, (d) council tax benefit and (e) other benefits in Coventry South. (76527)

Information is not available broken down below national level. For the available information I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the right hon. Member for North Tyneside (Mr. Byers), on 3 March 2006, Official Report, column 1034W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) social fund, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) family credit recipients there were on average in each and what the average award was in each year ward in Doncaster North in (i) 1984, (ii) 1994 and (iii) 2004; in each case. (68297)

The information is not available in the format requested. Social fund and family credit data is not available at ward level. Incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance data are not available at ward level prior to August 1999. The available information for incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance is in the following table.

Incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance claimants and average weekly amount, by ward, Doncaster North parliamentary constituency, August 2004

Ward name

Total claimants

Average weekly amount (£)

Adwick

1,260

84.41

Askern

765

87.06

Bentley Central

980

84.50

Bentley North Road

630

84.16

Stainforth

1,045

87.14

Thorne

1,280

84.52

Notes: 1. Claimant numbers have been rounded to a multiple of 5 and average amounts to the nearest penny. 2. Claimants figures include all incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance cases, including incapacity benefit credit only cases. 3. The average weekly amount does not include credit only cases. Source: DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent data.