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Child Benefit

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of recipients of child benefit draw it from post offices (a) nationally and (b) in Oxfordshire. (163338)

[holding answer 14 November 2007]: Around 8 per cent. of all child benefit recipients were paid using a Post Office Card Account (POCA) at August 2007.

Sub-national estimates are not yet available for August 2007. At August 2006 around 5 per cent. of customers in Oxfordshire were paid using a POCA account.