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Social Security Benefits: Wimbledon

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants for (a) jobseeker’s allowance, (b) housing benefit, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) income support there were resident in Wimbledon constituency in each of the last five years; and how many of these were claiming more than one benefit in each year. (255954)

The available information is in the following table.

Information on housing benefit is not available at parliamentary constituency level. Information on how many people were claiming more than one benefit is not available at constituency level.

Total number of incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance, income support and jobseeker’s allowance claimants in Wimbledon parliamentary constituency over the past five years

As at August each year

Income support

Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance

Jobseeker’s allowance

2003

3,040

1,730

1,040

2004

1,530

1,750

920

2005

1,520

1,770

1,035

2006

1,490

1,770

820

2007

1,420

1,690

690

2008

1,410

1,630

635

Notes:

1. Data are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Data are published at https://www.nomisweb.co.uk.

3. Figures exclude clerical cases.

Sources:

1. Jobseeker’s allowance—100 per cent. count of claimants of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus Computer Systems.

2. Income support and incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance—The Department for Work and Pensions information directorate: 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.