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Pension Credit

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each constituency in Scotland were in receipt of pension credit in each year since 2003; and how much was claimed in pension credit in each year. (100938)

The information is as follows.

Household recipients of pension credit and the amount of pension credit claimed by Scottish constituency in 2003 and 2004

Parliamentary constituency

Pension credit household recipients November 2003 (thousand)

Amount of minimum income guarantee and pension credit claimed in 2003 (£ million)

Pension credit household recipients May 2004 (thousand)

Amount of pension credit claimed in 2004 (£ million)

Pre 2005

Aberdeen Central

2.66

5.40

3.09

6.54

Aberdeen North

2.29

4.50

2.73

5.70

Aberdeen South

2.25

4.24

2.67

5.26

Airdrie and Shotts

3.98

8.90

4.65

10.85

Angus

2.96

6.37

3.6

8.04

Argyll and Bute

3.01

6.79

3.58

8.47

Ayr

3.36

7.07

3.95

8.91

Banff and Buchan

3.09

6.35

3.73

8.02

Caithness Sunderland and Easter Ross

2.46

5.41

2.83

6.49

Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley

3.66

8.19

4.52

10.52

Central Fife

2.92

6.24

3.7

7.84

Clydebank and Milngavie

3.53

7.85

4.02

9.50

Clydesdale

3.89

8.61

4.47

10.37

Coatbridge and Chryston

3.6

7.74

4.14

9.51

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth

2.43

5.09

2.83

6.34

Cunninghame North

3.42

7.21

4.04

9.06

Cunninghame South

3.32

7.10

3.88

8.83

Dumbarton

3.12

7.12

3.55

8.58

Dumfries

3.4

6.73

4

8.46

Dundee East

3.97

9.41

4.74

11.66

Dundee West

3.72

8.78

4.37

10.72

Dunfermline East

2.34

4.77

3

5.98

Dunfermline West

1.74

3.55

2.19

4.45

East Kilbride

3.11

6.35

3.83

8.15

East Lothian

2.78

5.87

3.4

7.16

Eastwood

2.32

5.10

2.74

6.38

Edinburgh Central

2.29

5.47

2.78

6.71

Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

3.14

7.47

3.79

8.97

Edinburgh North and Leigh

2.54

6.19

3.08

7.56

Edinburgh Pentlands

1.66

3.87

2.11

4.85

Edinburgh South

2.28

5.45

2.73

6.50

Edinburgh West

1.97

4.34

2.52

5.55

Falkirk East

2.59

5.50

3.18

6.92

Falkirk West

3.36

7.17

4.17

9.05

Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

3.53

7.57

4.13

9.33

Glasgow Anniesland

4.33

10.20

4.86

12.64

Glasgow Baillieston

4.28

10.27

4.84

12.69

Glasgow Cathcart

3.42

8.19

3.95

10.07

Glasgow Govan

3.57

9.15

3.98

10.72

Glasgow Kelvin

3.12

8.19

3.47

9.72

Glasgow Maryhill

4.85

12.03

5.29

14.23

Glasgow Pollok

4.29

9.70

4.92

12.12

Glasgow Rutherglen

3.79

8.78

4.36

10.87

Glasgow Shettleston

5.38

13.89

5.97

16.63

Glasgow Springburn

5.46

13.21

6.11

15.96

Gordon

2.12

4.02

2.65

5.06

Greenock and Inverclyde

3.54

7.48

4.02

9.31

Hamilton North and Bellshill

3.39

7.41

3.91

9.26

Hamilton South

3.32

7.62

3.73

9.39

Inverness East Nairn and Lochaber

2.96

6.13

3.51

7.77

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

4.15

8.71

4.8^

10.79

Kirkcaldy

2.83

6.14

3.54

7.64

Linlithgow

3.15

7.20

3.82

9.01

Livingston

2.7

6.32

3.27

7.79

Midlothian

2.16

4.71

2.79

5.90

Moray

2.61

5.40

3.28

7.00

Motherwell and Wishaw

3.99

8.55

4.58

10.43

North East Fife

1.96

4.00

2.6

5.29

North Tayside

3.28

6.84

3.98

8.54

Ochil

2.56

5.60

3.26

7.22

Orkney and Shetland

1.38

2.94

1.71

3.75

Paisley North

3.12

6.87

3.65

8.43

Paisley South

3.55

7.29

4.19

9.07

Perth

2.74

6.16

3.42

7.92

Ross Skye and Inverness West

3.14

6.85

3.66

8.33

Roxburgh and Berwickshire

2.8

5.22

3.41

6.63

Stirling

2.27

4.82

2.72

5.99

Strathkelvin and Bearsden

2.28

5.14

2.63

6.23

Tweeddale Ettrick and Lauderdale

2.17

4.21

2.75

5.53

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

1.78

3.32

2.26

4.28

West Renfrewshire

2.55

5.36

2.97

6.76

Western Isles

1.98

4.25

2.32

5.36

Household recipients of pension credit and the amount of pension credit claimed by Scottish constituency in 2005 and 2006

Parliamentary constituency

Pension credit household recipients May 2005 (£ million)

Amount of pension credit claimed in 2005 (thousand)

Pension credit household recipients May 2006 (£ million)

Amount of pension credit claimed in 2006 (thousand)

2005 onwards

Aberdeen North

4.84

10.19

4.81

10.76

Aberdeen South

3.16

6.37

3.23

6.85

Airdrie and Shotts

5.36

12.52

5.43

13.44

Angus

4.87

10.73

4.93

11.59

Argyll and Bute

4.72

11.07

4.86

11.87

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

5.72

13.64

5.81

14.58

Banff and Buchan

4.58

9.68

4.67

10.40

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

5.24

10.27

5.3

10.96

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

3.51

7.91

3.53

8.25

Central Ayrshire

5.12

11.43

5.17

12.23

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

6.04

14.06

6.09

14.90

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

4.22

9.67

4.35

10.46

Dumfries and Galloway

5.72

12.82

5.8

13.82

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

4.53

9.48

4.61

10.21

Dundee East

4.56

10.66

4.58

11.25

Dundee West

6.02

14.76

6

15.47

Dunfermline and West Fife

3.25

6.72

3.3

7.25

East Dunbartonshire

2.34

5.77

2.47

6.36

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

5.11

10.83

5.21

11.75

East Lothian

4.55

9.60

4.62

10.23

East Renfrewshire

3.01

7.00

3.05

7.53

Edinburgh East

4.48

11.14

4.52

11.83

Edinburgh North and Leith

3.56

8.75

3.54

9.22

Edinburgh South

2.75

6.55

2.75

6.69

Edinburgh South West

3.26

7.66

3.33

8.29

Edinburgh West

3.33

7.31

3.37

7.63

Falkirk

5.58

12.17

5.62

12.89

Glasgow Central

6.61

18.88

6.53

19.68

Glasgow East

7.9

20.97

7.92

21.87

Glasgow North

4.16

11.47

4.17

11.89

Glasgow North East

8.7

22.58

8.77

23.89

Glasgow North West

6.52

16.95

6.5

17.70

Glasgow South

5.51

14.27

5.59

15.20

Glasgow South West

7.1

17.85

7.12

18.48

Glenrothes

4.97

10.45

5.02

11.03

Gordon

2.82

5.34

2.82

5.58

Inverclyde

5.89

13.80

6

14.78

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

3.95

8.67

4.11

9.42

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

6.08

13.79

6.11

14.50

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

5.09

10.81

5.15

11.64

Lanark and Hamilton East

5.81

13.77

5.87

14.47

Linlithgow and East Falkirk

5.43

12.31

5.45

12.72

Livingston

4.48

10.81

4.62

11.47

Midlothian

3.58

7.34

3.58

7.79

Moray

4.09

8.63

4.24

9.18

Motherwell and Wishaw

6.17

14.40

6.16

15.18

Na h-Eileanan an Iar

2.49

5.74

2.52

6.08

North Ayrshire and Arran

5.69

13.08

5.71

13.73

North East Fife

3.21

6.27

3.24

6.72

Ochil and South Perthshire

4.37

9.75

4.35

10.21

Orkney and Shetland

1.94

4.25

1.98

4.57

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

4.41

10.10

4.44

10.51

Paisley and Renfrewshire South

5.74

12.50

5.69

12.98

Perth and North Perthshire

4.47

10.08

4.56

10.72

Ross, Skye and Lochaber

3.38

7.67

3.48

8.20

Rutherglen and Hamilton West

6.76

16.75

6.82

17.50

Stirling

3.55

7.90

3.63

8.60

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

2.47

4.59

2.5

4.89

West Dunbartonshire

6.62

16.04

6.8

17.62

Unknown

0.46

1.12

0.33

1.12

Notes:

1. Figures are consistent with the pre-Budget report 2006.

2. The amount claimed figures have been calculated using the average weekly amounts and case loads for November 2003, May 2004, May 2005 and May 2006.

3. Pension credit was introduced on 6 October 2003 and replaced minimum income guarantee (income support for people aged 60 or over). The vast majority of people who were previously in receipt of the minimum income guarantee transferred to pension credit in October 2003.

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

5. Constituencies are those used for the Westminster Parliament. For the May 2005 general election, the constituencies in Scotland changed.

Source:

DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are receiving pension credit in each local authority ward in Darlington; and what the total cost was of these payments in the latest period for which figures are available. (108221)

The answer is set out in the following table.

Household recipients of pension credit and the cost of pension credit expenditure for wards in Darlington May 2006

Ward name

Household recipients May 2006

Annual pension credit expenditure (£000)

Bank Top

350

911

Central

340

848

Cockerton, East

230

532

Cockerton, West

425

1,107

College

125

296

Eastbourne

395

944

Faverdale

30

76

Harrowgate Hill

200

431

Haughton, East

285

686

Haughton, North

165

330

Haughton, West

370

824

Heighington and Coniscliffe

100

215

Hummersknott

105

214

Hurworth

150

315

Lascelles

280

630

Lingfield

275

628

Middleton St. George

145

276

Mowden

120

209

North Road

505

1,162

Northgate

230

594

Park East

300

729

Park West

115

254

Pierremont

195

423

Sadberge and Whessoe

65

151

Darlington local authority total

5,490

12,785

Notes:

1. Expenditure figures are consistent with the pre-Budget report 2006 and are rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. The number of households in receipt are rounded to a multiple of five.

3. As a result of 1. and 2. ward totals may not sum to area totals.

4. Caseloads and average weekly amounts for May 2006 have been used to calculate the annual expenditure figures for each ward in Darlington.

5. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

6. Wards are based on 2003 ward boundaries.

Source:

DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data