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Social Security Benefits: Deductions

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times deductions have been made from benefits for non-payment of council tax in each local authority area since August 2007; how many claimants have had deductions made from their (a) pension credit, (b) jobseeker’s allowance and (c) income support for not paying council tax in each local authority area since August 2007; how many claimants have had deductions made to benefits for non-payment of council tax (i) once, (ii) twice, (iii) three times, (iv) four times and (v) five times or more in each local authority area in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (257191)