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Pension Credit: Hertfordshire

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many pensioners in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the South East received pension credit in each year since its introduction; (284426)

(2) how many pension credit recipients live in Hemel Hempstead.

The information requested is in the following table:

Households in receipt of pension credit November 2003 to November 2008

November each year

Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency

Dacorum local authority

Hertfordshire county

South East

2003

2,570

3,280

25,130

205,480

2004

3,450

4,390

33,010

271,000

2005

3,520

4,480

34,050

280,270

2006

3,500

4,470

34,410

284,930

2007

3,490

4,460

34,290

285,940

2008

3,430

4,380

34,080

286,680

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.