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Pensioners

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receive the retirement pension age addition for those aged 80 years or over in each constituency in Scotland. (95751)

The information requested is in the following table:

Parliamentary constituencies

State Pension age addition recipients

Aberdeen North

3,400

Aberdeen South

3,600

Airdrie and Shotts

2,200

Angus

4,100

Argyll and Bute

4,300

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

4,000

Banff and Buchan

3,500

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

4,500

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

2,300

Central Ayrshire

3,900

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

2,800

Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

2,300

Dumfries and Galloway

4,300

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

4,100

Dundee East

3,700

Dundee West

3,500

Dunfermline and West Fife

3,000

East Dunbartonshire

3,400

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

3,900

East Lothian

4,500

East Renfrewshire

4,000

Edinburgh East

2,700

Edinburgh North and Leith

3,200

Edinburgh South

4,100

Edinburgh South West

3,800

Edinburgh West

4,400

Falkirk

3,900

Glasgow Central

2,200

Glasgow East

3,100

Glasgow North

2,600

Glasgow North East

3,000

Glasgow North West

3,600

Glasgow South

3,400

Glasgow South West

2,900

Glenrothes

3,500

Gordon

3,400

Inverclyde

3,500

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

4,200

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

4,200

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

4,100

Lanark and Hamilton East

3,600

Linlithgow and East Falkirk

3,800

Livingston

2,100

Midlothian

3,400

Moray

3,500

Motherwell and Wishaw

3,400

Na h-Eileanan an lar

1,300

North Ayrshire and Arran

3,800

North East Fife

4,200

Ochil and South Perthshire

4,000

Orkney and Shetland

1,900

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

3,200

Paisley and Renfrewshire South

3,400

Perth and North Perthshire

4,800

Ross Skye and Lochaber

2,800

Rutherglen and Hamilton West

3,100

Stirling

3,500

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

3,400

West Dunbartonshire

3,400

Notes: 1. Data are taken from the 5 per cent. extract of the Pension Service Computer System as at September 2005, and the figures are subject to a degree of sampling variation. They are also adjusted to be consistent with the overall caseload from the Work and Pension Longitudinal Study. 2. The figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. 3. Parliamentary constituencies are those for the Westminster Parliament. Source: DWP Information Directorate

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners (a) are liable for tax on their private pensions and (b) have an annual income of less than £10,000. (89197)

I have been asked to reply.

There are an estimated 1.1 million pensioners liable for tax on their private pensions with an annual income of less than £10,000.