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Low Incomes: Disabled

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of working age disabled adults were living on less than 60 per cent. of contemporary median income in each year since 1996-97. (136015)

The available information is in the following table.

Figures are based on OECD equivalisation factors and therefore will not be the same as any figures previously published which were based on McClements equivalisation factors.

Percentage of working-age disabled adults living in households below 60 per cent. of contemporary median income

Before housing costs

After housing costs

1996-97

21

30

1997-98

22

29

1998-99

23

31

1999-2000

24

32

2000-01

25

32

2001-02

27

33

2002-03

24

31

2003-04

24

30

2004-05

25

31

Source:

Family Resources Survey