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Benefits (York)

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in City of York constituency were in receipt of each benefit administered by his Department (a) at the latest date for which figures are available and (b) on the same date in each of the previous 10 years; and how much was spent in the constituency on each benefit in each year. (88925)

The available information is in the following tables.

Income support (IS), jobseeker's allowance (JSA), incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance (IB/SDA), widow's benefit (WB), pension credit (PC), minimum income guarantee (MIG), disability living allowance (DLA), and attendance allowance (AA) claimants in the City of York parliamentary constituency, as at February each year

IS

JSA

IB/SDA

WB

PC

MIG

DLA

AA

1997

3,690

3,460

4,040

2,600

2,500

1,900

1998

3,370

2,760

4,144

2,400

2,700

1,900

1999

3,670

2,402

4,040

2,400

2,700

2,000

2000

3,650

2,189

4,020

340

2,560

3,000

2,000

2001

3,740

1,903

4,170

340

2,610

3,200

1,900

2002

3,710

1,689

4,210

300

2,740

3,200

1,900

2003

3,480

1,571

4,150

260

2,730

3,140

1,800

2004

3,370

1,580

4,080

210

3,720

3,250

2,000

2005

3,250

1,298

4,010

190

4,330

3,330

2,100

2006

3,190

1,659

3,890

170

4,470

3,420

2,300

Notes:

1. IS figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and exclude MIG cases.

2. JSA figures are un-rounded and are not seasonally adjusted.

3. IB/SDA figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and include IB contributions only cases.

4. WB figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

5. PC figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

6. MIG figures are rounded to the nearest hundred from 1997 to 1999 and to the nearest 10 from 2000 onwards.

7. DLA figures are rounded to the nearest hundred from 1997 to 2002 and to the nearest 10 from 2003 onwards.

8. AA figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

9. WB figures are not available broken down by parliamentary constituency prior to September 1999.

10. WB was replaced by bereavement benefit on 9 April 2001.

11. PC replaced MIG on 6 October 2003.

12. DLA and AA figures exclude suspended cases.

Source:

100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS); DWP information Directorate 5 per cent. samples; count of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer system (including clerically held cases).

Carer's allowance (CA), state pension (SP), and bereavement benefit (BB) claimants in the City of York parliamentary constituency, as at date shown each year

CA

SP

BB

March 2000

18,400

March 2001

18,000

March 2002

500

17,800

100

February 2003

500

18,200

70

February 2004

470

18,150

70

February 2005

490

18,150

60

February 2006

510

18,070

80

Notes:

1. CA figures are rounded to the nearest 100 from 2002-03 and to the nearest 10 from 2004 onwards.

2. SP figures are rounded to the nearest 100 from 2000 to 2002 and to the nearest 10 from 2003 onwards.

3. BB figures are rounded to the nearest 100 for 2002 and to the nearest 10 from 2003 onwards.

4. CA figures exclude underlying entitlement cases.

5. CA and SP figures are not available broken down by parliamentary constituency prior to 2000.

6. BB replaced widow's benefit, for new claims, on 9 April 2001.

Sources:

100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS); DWP information Directorate 5 per cent. samples.

Industrial injuries disablement benefit (IIDB) claimants in the City of York parliamentary constituency, as at date shown each yearNumberMarch 2000200March 2001200March 2002200March 2003205March 2004200March 2005205December 2005205Notes: 1. IIDB figures to March 2002 are based on a 10 per cent sample from clerical forms and are subject to sampling error; they are rounded to the nearest hundred.2. IIDB figures from March 2003 are from a 100 per cent sample from the Industrial Injuries Computer System; they are rounded to the nearest five.3. IIDB figures are not available broken down by parliamentary constituency prior to March 2000.4. The latest available data is for December 2005.

Winter fuel payments claimants in the City of York parliamentary constituency, as at date shown each year

Winter

Number

1999-2000

18,600

2000-01

20,140

2001-02

20,090

2002-03

19,980

2003-04

19,850

2004-05

19,440

2005-06

19,340

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Figures are not available broken down by parliamentary constituency prior to winter 1999-2000.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate, 100 per cent. data.

Payments made for each benefit in the City of York parliamentary constituency in 2005-06

£ million

Income support

13.3

Jobseeker's allowance

6.1

Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance

9.4

Widow's benefit/bereavement benefit

1.2

Pension credit

9.0

Disability living allowance

10.2

Attendance allowance

5.7

Carer's allowance

1.3

State pension

87.3

Industrial injuries disablement benefit

0.5

Winter fuel payments

5.5

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.

2. Figures are based on four-quarterly averages for the quarters May 2005 to February 2006.

3. The latest available industrial injuries disablement benefit data relate to December 2005.

4. Bereavement benefit replaced widow's benefit, for new claims, on 9 April 2001.

Source:

100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS); DWP information Directorate 5 per cent. samples.