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Pension Credit

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners resident in (a) Sunderland and (b) England have received pension credit in each year since such credits were introduced. (289160)

The number of household recipients of pension credit in the City of Sunderland local authority and England are shown in the following table.

Date

Sunderland local authority

England

November 2003

15,330

1,742,960

November 2004

19,010

2,200,630

November 2005

19,470

2,266,420

November 2006

19,600

2,290,810

November 2007

19,510

2,287,390

November 2008

19,420

2,286,610

Notes:

The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.

Totals may not sum due to rounding.

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.