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Unemployment Benefits: Elderly

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value of attendance allowance and disability living allowance payments to people over retirement age living in the City of York local authority area was in (a) 1996 and (b) 2006-07. (155277)

[holding answer 12 September 2007]: The available information is in the following table.

Total value of attendance allowance and disability living allowance payments to people aged 60 and over in City of York local authority

£ million

Attendance allowance

Disability living allowance

Cash terms

1996-97

5.8

2.2

2006-07 (estimated outturn)

11.7

5.6

Real terms

1996-97

7.6

2.9

2006-07 (estimated outturn)

12.1

5.8

Notes:

1. Benefit caseloads data for 1996-97, produced from 5 per cent. sample data, were up rated to 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS) totals. Caseloads for 2006-07 were produced from 100 per cent. WPLS data.

2. Figures are consistent with budget 2007 expenditure forecast.

3. Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Information is available on the DWP website at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/expenditure.asp

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate 5 per cent. and 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study data and Department for Work and Pensions Benefit Expenditure Forecasts.