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Social Security Benefits

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployment benefit claimants there were in each quarter of the last 30 years. (243470)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The available information has been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of processing (a) disability living allowance, (b) attendance allowance and (c) carers’ allowance was in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08. (244542)

The information is in the following table:

Cost of processing disability living allowance (DLA), attendance allowance (AA) and carer’s allowance (CA)

£ million

Benefit

2006-07

2007-08

DLA

127

132

AA

47

40

CA

31

26

Source:

Activity Based Management system