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Poverty: Pensioners

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who would be lifted out of poverty if there was 100 per cent. take up of entitlement to (a) council tax benefit, (b) pension credit and (c) housing benefit. (221690)

I refer the hon. Member to the written answer the hon. and learned Member for North Warwickshire (Mr. O’Brien) gave the hon. Member for Cardiff, Central (Jenny Willott) on 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1188W.