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Pensions: Sheffield

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many pensioners in Sheffield receive their pensions by direct credit to their bank or building society account; (244102)

(2) how many pensioners in Sheffield collect their pensions from their local post office.

The information is not available in the format requested.

Information available at April 2008 shows that in Sheffield around 62,000 pensioners were being paid their state pension by direct credit to their bank or building society accounts and around 18,500 were being paid into a Post Office card account.

Many of the 62,000 pensioners paid into a bank account may still choose to collect their cash from the Post Office using one of the 25 or so bank and building society accounts that can be accessed over the counter at Post Office branches.