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Income Support

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed the minimum income guarantee in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since its introduction. (244899)

The answer is in the following tables.

Number of household recipients of pension credit in Great Britain 2003-08

Total pension credit

Guarantee credit only

Savings credit only

Guarantee and savings credit

November 2003

2,084,700

709,310

242,010

1,133,010

May 2004

2,490,760

735,030

485,980

1,269,450

May 2005

2,682,730

767,260

593,740

1,321,680

May 2006

2,717,390

775,570

598,560

1,343,230

May 2007

2,733,500

805,730

597,650

1,330,090

May 2008

2,719,140

882,070

590,800

1,246,240

Number of household recipients of pension credit in the North East 2003-08

Total pension credit

Guarantee credit only

Savings credit only

Guarantee and savings credit

November 2003

124,280

34,570

17,590

72,090

May 2004

147,570

35,590

33,000

78,970

May 2005

156,680

36,510

38,940

81,230

May 2006

157,430

36,660

38,560

82,210

May 2007

157,440

38,200

38,190

81,050

May 2008

156,350

43,410

37,660

75,280

Number of household recipients of pension credit in Tees Valley 2003-08

Total pension credit

Guarantee credit only

Savings credit only

Guarantee and savings credit

November 2003

29,750

9,200

4,420

16,150

May 2004

35,000

9,450

7,840

17,730

May 2005

37,160

9,500

9,300

18,350

May 2006

37,420

9,480

9,310

18,620

May 2007

37,480

9,910

9,140

18,430

May 2008

37,470

11,270

9,070

17,120

Number of household recipients of pension credit in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency 2003-08

Total pension credit

Guarantee credit only

Savings credit only

Guarantee and savings credit

November 2003

3,960

1,120

620

2,220

May 2004

4,710

1,170

1,120

2,420

May 2005

5,030

1,210

1,280

2,530

May 2006

5,130

1,200

1,290

2,640

May 2007

5,120

1,260

1,280

2,590

May 2008

5,190

1,480

1,270

2,440

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. Tees Valley is made up of Hartlepool, Stockton, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland local authorities.

Source:

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