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Pension Credit

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency and (b) Lewisham borough receive pension credit. (79156)

As at February 2006, the number of pension credit individual beneficiaries for (a)Lewisham Deptford constituency was 3,900 and (b) Lewisham borough local authority area was 11,940.

Notes:

1. These figures are early estimates. The preferred data source for figures supplied by DWP is the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS). However, the figures provided are the latest available figures which are taken from the GMS scan at 17 February 2006. These are adjusted using the historical relationship between WPLS and GMS data to give an estimate of the final WPLS figure. Average amounts are displayed as at the scan reference data of 17 February 2006.

2. Numbers of individual beneficiaries are rounded to the nearest ten.

3. Parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

4. The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners and may include partners aged less than 60.

Source: DWP: 100 per cent data from the Generalised Matching Service (GMS). Pension credit scan taken as at 17 February 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in each electoral ward in Beverley and Holderness receive pension credit; and if he will make a statement. (78995)

The information is in the following table:

Pension credit individual beneficiaries for wards in Beverley and Holderness parliamentary constituency, November 2005

Ward name

Individual beneficiaries1

Beverley Rural

445

Cottingham North2

345

East Wolds and Coastal2

865

Mid Holderness

700

Minster and Woodmansey

845

North Holderness

830

St. Mary’s

700

South East Holderness

1,420

South West Holderness

765

Beverley and Holderness constituency total

5,700

1 The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners.

2 Only part of Cottingham North and East Wolds and Coastal wards are in Beverley and Holderness Parliamentary Constituency

Notes:

1. Numbers of individual beneficiaries are rounded to a multiple of five.

2. Because of ‘1’ and ‘2’ wards will not always sum to constituency totals.

3. Wards are based on 2003 ward boundaries.

Source:

DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) 100 per cent. data.