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Post Office Card Accounts: Bexley

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit paid to residents in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency was paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five years. (218396)

The answer is not available in the precise format requested. The following table shows the number and percentage of state benefit payments paid into Post Office card accounts in Bexleyheath and Crayford in each of the last five years.

December 2003December 2004December 2005December 2006December 2007

Total

Percentage

Total

Percentage

Total

Percentage

Total

Percentage

Total

Percentage

Attendance Allowance

10

1

100

11

120

15

110

15

110

15

Bereavement Benefit

Disability Living Allowance

10

1

270

11

330

13

330

12

340

12

Incapacity Benefit

10

1

110

9

150

12

150

12

140

11

Carers Allowance

70

14

80

14

70

13

80

13

Industrial Injuries

20

4

50

16

50

18

60

20

60

19

Income Support

30

1

320

14

490

22

480

21

450

20

Jobseeker’s Allowance

30

4

90

11

140

16

110

13

70

12

Pension Credit

500

19

810

29

780

28

720

26

State Pension

90

1

1,350

9

2,130

15

2,000

14

1,860

13

Severe Disablement Allowance

10

6

20

15

20

15

20

14

Widows Benefit

10

2

20

9

20

13

20

11

20

13

Total

220

1

2,880

11

4,340

17

4,140

16

3,850

15

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, percentages to the nearest whole per cent.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Figures refer to payment accounts. Claimants with more than one account will be counted for each account. Figures only relate to accounts live and in payment on the specified date.

4. Child benefit is administered by HM Revenue and Customs and War Pensions are administered by MOD. These benefits have therefore been excluded.

Source:

DWP, Information Directorate