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Pension Credit: Bedfordshire

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Mid Bedfordshire constituency receive pension credit. (295439)

The information requested is in the following table:

Number

Households in receipt of pension credit

Individual beneficiaries of pension credit

Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency

2,730

3,370

Notes: 1. The number of households in receipt 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. 3. Number of beneficiaries—pension credit is claimed on a household basis and therefore the number of people that pension credit helps is the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are also claiming. Source: DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data.