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Pension Credit

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are claiming pension credit in Tooting constituency. (95276)

3,460 households in the Tooting constituency were receiving pension credit as of May 2006.

Notes:

1. The figure provided is an early estimate. The preferred data source for figures supplied by DWP is the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS). However, the figure provided is the latest available figure which is taken from the CMS scan at 26 May 2006. These are adjusted using the historical relationship between WPLS and GMS data to give an estimate of the final WPLS figure.

2. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory and are therefore based on the 2005 parliamentary boundaries.

4. Households are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

Source:

DWP 100 per cent. data from the Generalised Matching Service (QMS) pension credit scan taken as at 26 May 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people took up pension credit in Tooting constituency in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006. (95277)

The number of households in receipt of pension credit in the Tooting constituency at February in each of the years requested is in the following table.

As at February each year:

Household recipients

2004

3,440

2005

3,380

2006

3,010

Notes: 1. Case loads are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the 2005 postcode directory and are therefore based on the 2005 parliamentary boundaries. 3. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household. Source: DWP 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.