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Post Office Card Account

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) Kingston and Surbiton constituency and (b) the Royal Borough of Kingston have a Post Office Card Account, broken down by local authority ward; (235683)

(2) how many benefit and pension accounts are paid into a Post Office Card Account in (a) Kingston and Surbiton constituency, (b) the Royal Borough of Kingston and (c) each local authority ward in the Royal Borough of Kingston; and what estimate he has made of the number of claimants in each such area who have more than one account.

Information is not available in the precise format requested.

The table shows the number of benefit and pension accounts paid into a Post Office card account in (a) Kingston and Surbiton constituency and (b) the Royal borough of Kingston and (c) each council ward in the Royal borough of Kingston.

Claimants can only have one Post Office card account but can have more than one benefit paid into that account.

All

Other benefit

State pension

Kingston and Surbiton constituency

3,160

1,710

1,450

Royal borough of Kingston

3,970

2,160

1,820

Wards within Royal borough of Kingston

Alexandra

190

80

110

Berrylands

300

160

140

Beverley

260

160

110

Canbury

240

160

80

Chessington North and Hook

340

170

180

Chessington South

320

140

180

Coombe Hill

200

100

100

Coombe Vale

200

100

100

Grove

240

160

80

Norbiton

440

290

150

Old Maiden

270

120

150

St. James

220

110

120

St. Marks

140

90

50

Surbiton Hill

150

90

70

Tolworth and Hook Rise

290

160

130

Tudor

160

80

80

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 therefore may not add up due to rounding.

2. Figures refer to payment accounts live and in payment as at 12 April 2008. Claimants with more than one account will be counted for each account.

3. 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