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Tax Allowances: Pensioners

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c) the UK are receiving the 25 pence age allowance. (220713)

The available information is in the following table.

State pension claimants getting age addition as at September 2007

Number

Leeds West Parliamentary constituency

3,400

Leeds Local Authority Area

30,000

Great Britain

2,608,700

Notes:

1. Data is taken from 5 per cent. extracts of the Pensions Strategy Computer System, therefore figures are subject to a degree of sampling variation. They are also adjusted to be consistent with the overall caseload from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

2. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3. Local authorities are allocated using the Office for National Statistics postcode directory.