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Pension Credit: Blackpool

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency are in receipt of pensions credit. (143977)

As at February 2007, 6,670 households in Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency were receiving pension credit.


1. The figure provided is an early estimate. The preferred data source for figures supplied by DWP is the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS). However, the figure provided is the latest available figure, which is taken from the GMS scan at 2 March 2007. These are adjusted using the historical relationship between WPLS and GMS data to give an estimate of the final WPLS figure.

2. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest ten.

3. Parliamentary constituencies are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory and are therefore based on the 2005 parliamentary boundaries.

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


DWP 100 per cent. data from the Generalised Matching Service (GMS). Pension credit scan taken as at 2 March 2007.