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Pension Credit: East of England

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) Peterborough, (d) Huntingdonshire and (e) the East of England region received pension credit in each year since the inception of the scheme. (283417)

The information requested is in the following table:

Households in receipt of pension credit November 2003 to November 2008

November each year

North West Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency

Peterborough local authority

Huntingdonshire local authority

Cambridgeshire county

East of England

2003

2,430

5,340

3,100

13,280

159,940

2004

3,360

6,950

4,420

18,580

215,210

2005

3,550

7,140

4,710

19,440

223,030

2006

3,590

7,240

4,480

19,760

226,900

2007

3,630

7,420

4,800

19,620

227,040

2008

3,610

7,380

4,750

19,530

226,880

Notes:

1. Caseload figures 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.

Source:

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