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Pension Credit: Wales

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each constituency in Wales were in receipt of pension credit in each year since 2003; and how much was claimed in pension credit in each Welsh constituency in each year; and if he will make a statement. (128425)

The answer is set out in the following table.

Household recipients of pension credit and the cost of pension credit expenditure for constituencies in Wales—November 2003 and November 2004

Parliamentary constituencies

Number of household recipients November 2003 (thousand)

Annual minimum income guarantee and pension credit expenditure 2003 (£ million nominal terms)

Number of household recipients November 2004 (thousand)

Annual pension credit expenditure 2004 (£ million nominal terms)

Aberavon

3.33

7.7

4.21

9.8

Alyn and Deeside

2.47

5.3

3.23

6.8

Blaenau Gwent

3.80

8.2

4.65

10.0

Brecon and Radnorshire

2.31

5.2

3.05

6.7

Bridgend

2.92

6.7

3.72

8.5

Caernarfon

3.06

6.5

3.69

8.0

Caerphilly

3.56

8.3

4.59

10.4

Cardiff Central

2.05

5.2

2.45

6.3

Cardiff North

2.11

4.8

2.72

6.2

Cardiff South and Penarth

4.31

10.5

5.15

12.8

Cardiff West

3.51

8.4

4.24

10.6

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

2.80

6.1

3.66

8.0

Carmarathen West and South Pembrokeshire

2.94

6.6

3.95

8.9

Ceredigion

2.37

5.4

3.20

7.3

Clwyd South

3.02

6.8

3.81

8.5

Clwyd West

3.32

7.5

4.24

9.6

Conwy

3.00

6.6

3.76

8.2

Cynon Valley

2.99

6.7

3.88

8.9

Delyn

2.68

5.7

3.42

7.3

Gower

2.76

6.2

3.44

7.8

Islwyn

2.80

6.0

3.65

7.7

Llanelli

4.17

9.7

5.14

11.9

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

1.75

3.8

2.33

5.0

Merthyr Tydfil and Fhymney

3.44

7.9

4.42

10.3

Monmouth

2.48

5.5

3.21

7.2

Montgomeryshire

1.94

4.0

2.61

5.5

Neath

3.27

7.4

4.31

9.7

Newport East

2.57

6.0

3.38

7.7

Newport West

3.35

7.9

4.16

9.9

Ogmore

2.88

6.5

3.78

8.6

Pontypridd

3.19

6.9

4.09

8.8

Preseli Pembrokeshire

2.75

5.8

3.83

8.0

Rhondda

4.13

9.0

5.19

11.5

Swansea East

3.70

8.7

4.52

10.7

Swansea West

3.74

8.9

4.46

11.0

Torfaen

3.62

7.9

4.51

9.9

Vale of Clwyd

3.80

9.0

4.64

11.0

Vale of Glamorgan

3.03

6.9

3.74

8.6

Wrexham

2.87

6.4

3.55

7.9

Ynys Mon

3.10

7.2

3.95

9.2

Wales

121.89

275.9

154.55

350.3

Household recipients of pension credit and the cost of pension credit expenditure for constituencies in Wales—November 2005 and August 2006

Parliamentary constituencies

Number of household recipients November 2005 (thousand)

Annual minimum income guarantee and pension credit expenditure 2005 (£ million nominal terms)

Number of household recipients August 2006 (thousand)

Annual pension credit expenditure 2006 (£ million nominal terms)

Aberavon

4.46

10.9

4.52

11.7

Alyn and Deeside

3.39

7.4

3.40

7.8

Blaenau Gwent

4.75

10.8

4.81

11.6

Brecon and Radnorshire

3.15

7.2

3.18

7.8

Bridgend

3.85

9.2

3.89

9.8

Caernarfon

3.77

8.5

3.77

9.0

Caerphilly

4.79

11.4

4.89

12.3

Cardiff Central

2.50

6.7

2.57

7.2

Cardiff North

2.85

6.7

2.91

7.3

Cardiff South and Penarth

5.37

14.0

5.35

14.8

Cardiff West

4.40

11.5

4.40

12.1

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

3.80

8.5

3.87

9.2

Carmarathen West and South Pembrokeshire

4.08

9.4

4.15

10.0

Ceredigion

3.30

7.7

3.37

8.3

Clwyd South

3.92

9.0

3.96

9.7

Clwyd West

4.39

10.5

4.52

11.6

Conwy

3.90

9.0

3.90

9.6

Cynon Valley

4.03

9.7

4.06

10.4

Delyn

3.49

7.8

3.53

8.5

Gower

3.59

8.4

3.58

9.0

Islwyn

3.77

8.3

3.83

8.9

Llanelli

5.29

12.8

5.30

13.3

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

2.45

5.6

2.49

6.0

Merthyr Tydfil and Fhymney

4.58

11.0

4.65

11.8

Monmouth

3.36

7.9

3.41

8.6

Montgomeryshire

2.72

6.0

2.77

6.5

Neath

4.48

10.5

4.54

11.4

Newport East

3.54

8.3

3.62

9.1

Newport West

4.32

10.6

4.40

11.5

Ogmore

3.94

9.3

3.92

9.8

Pontypridd

4.33

9.8

4.41

10.5

Preseli Pembrokeshire

3.97

8.5

4.02

9.2

Rhondda

5.46

12.6

5.50

13.4

Swansea East

4.68

11.5

4.74

12.4

Swansea West

4.55

11.5

4.57

12.3

Torfaen

4.64

10.7

4.71

11.5

Vale of Clwyd

4.81

11.8

4.90

12.6

Vale of Glamorgan

3.93

9.4

4.03

10.5

Wrexham

3.61

8.4

3.58

8.8

Ynys Mon

4.04

9.7

4.03

10.1

Wales

160.22

378.4

162.05

406.0

Notes:

1. Expenditure figures are consistent with the published PBR 2006 Great Britain pension credit outturn annual totals and are rounded to the nearest £100,000.

2. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

4. Caseloads and average weekly amounts for November 2003, November 2004, November 2005 and August 2006 have been used to calculate the annual expenditure figures for each constituency in Wales.

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

Source:

DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data and DWP Benefit Expenditure Tables