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Social Security Benefits

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appointeeships there were (a) in 2007 and (b) in total over the last 10 years. (207765)

The information for the last 10 years is not available.

As at December 2007, the number of customers in Great Britain whose benefit payments were made to appointees was 526,320.

Notes:

1. Benefit data is included for pension credit, retirement pension, severe disablement allowance, incapacity benefit, income support, jobseekers allowance, widows benefit and bereavement benefit. Appointee information for other benefits is not available.

2. If a person has an appointee registered for more than one benefit then the appointee is only counted once in the above figure.

3. The figure is rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: Information Directorate, 100 per cent sample.