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Incapacity Benefit: Perth

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed incapacity benefit in Perth and North Perthshire constituency in each of the last three years. (289517)

The available information is provided in the following table:

Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance claimants in Perth and North Perthshire constituency for quarters ending November 2006 to November 2008

November

Number

2006

4,130

2007

4,180

2008

4,030

Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Figures excluded employment and support allowance introduced in October 2008 for new claimants. 3. Data are published at: www.nomisweb.co.uk Source: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent.