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Social Security Benefits: Easington

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Easington constituency were in receipt of (a) working tax credit, (b) child tax credit and (c) pension credit at the most recent date for which figures are available. (203790)

Estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, by constituency, at 5 April 2008, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. April 2008", which is available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-geog-stats.htm

Information is not held separately for child tax credit and working tax credit.

As at May 2007 there were an estimated 6.3 thousand individuals receiving pension credit in the Easington constituency. This information can be found on the DWP website at:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/tabtool.asp