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Pension Credit: Overpayments

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much pension credit has been clawed back by his Department in each (a) month of 2007-08 and (b) of the last five financial years; and if he will make a statement. (241217)

The information in relation to pension credit overpayment recoveries for each month in 2007-08 is in the following table:

£ million

2007-08

April

2.3

May

2.2

June

2.4

July

2.4

August

2.5

September

2.5

October

3.2

November

2.9

December

2.4

January

2.5

February

2.5

March

2.2

Total

30.0

Note:

Rounded to the nearest decimal point.

In relation to pension credit overpayment recoveries in past years, I refer the hon. Member to the written answer the Minister of State, (Mr. McNulty) gave the hon. Member on 26 November 2008, Official Report, volume 170, column 2014W .