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Pensions: Warrington

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Warrington received pension credit in the last year for which figures are available. (150984)

As at February 2007 there were 7,940 households receiving pension credit, comprising 9,700 individual beneficiaries, in Warrington.

Notes: 1.The figures provided are early estimates. 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. Case loads are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Figures provided are for Warrington local authority. Local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory.

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

5. The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners.

Source:

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