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Benefits

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of households in Great Britain has claimed some form of state benefit in the last 12 months. (94285)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many European Economic Area nationals resident in the UK received jobseeker’s allowance for (a) less than three months, (b) between three and six months and (c) longer than six months between 2000 and 2005; (95991)

(2) how many nationals of countries in the European Economic Area have made a claim for (a) pension credit, (b) jobseeker’s allowance and (c) income support in each year since 2000; and how many were awarded each benefit in each year.