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Pensions: Chorley

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Chorley constituency are in receipt of pension credit. (158760)

As at May 2007 4,200 households (5,180 individuals) in the Chorley constituency were receiving pension credit.


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 figures provided are the latest available figures which are taken from the GMS scan at 1 June 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 10.

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 1 June 2007.