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Pension Credit: Leeds

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed pension credit in Leeds West constituency in each year since 2005. (245281)

The answer is in the following table.

Number of households recipients and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Leeds, West parliamentary constituency

As at May each year

Household recipients

Individual beneficiaries

2005

4,580

5,440

2006

4,640

5,550

2007

4,610

5,510

2008

4,600

5,520

Notes:

1. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

3. Individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data