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Pension Credit/Winter Fuel Payments

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners were in a household in receipt of (a) pension credit and (b) winter fuel allowance in each London local authority area in 2008-09. (304514)

The information requested is in the following tables:

Number of pension credit beneficiaries in London Government region

Local authority

May 2008

May 2009

Barking and Dagenham

10,220

10,190

Barnet

13,700

13,780

Bexley

8,730

8,820

Brent

14,950

15,190

Bromley

10,620

10,770

Camden

10,180

10,280

City of London

190

200

Croydon

13,450

13,580

Ealing

14,760

14,880

Enfield

14,590

14,640

Greenwich

10,970

11,060

Hackney

12,490

12,580

Hammersmith and Fulham

7,490

7,610

Haringey

12,180

12,340

Harrow

10,190

10,350

Havering

11,460

11,380

Hillingdon

9,740

9,860

Hounslow

9,960

10,090

Islington

11,040

11,160

Kensington and Chelsea

6,720

6,830

Kingston upon Thames

4,670

4,760

Lambeth

12,830

12,930

Lewisham

11,910

11,900

Merton

6,920

6,930

Newham

15,030

15,160

Redbridge

12,070

12,140

Richmond upon Thames

5,080

5,070

Southwark

13,090

13,130

Sutton

6,720

6,760

Tower Hamlets

13,620

13,520

Waltham Forest

11,860

11,820

Wandsworth

11,300

11,300

Westminster

9,460

9,600

Total

348,190

350,610

Notes:

1. The number of beneficiaries in receipt is rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Beneficiaries—pension credit is claimed on a household basis and therefore the number of people that pension credit helps (the beneficiaries) is the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are also claiming.

3. Parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study

Number of individuals who received a winter fuel payment in London Government region for winter 2008-09

Local authority

Number

Barking and Dagenham

24,160

Barnet

56,850

Bexley

46,720

Brent

38,820

Bromley

66,130

Camden

26,950

City of London

1,240

Croydon

56,680

Ealing

44,610

Enfield

47,590

Greenwich

32,810

Harrow

40,020

Hackney

21,720

Hammersmith and Fulham

20,480

Haringey

28,350

Havering

52,030

Hillingdon

43,860

Hounslow

33,200

Islington

22,640

Kensington and Chelsea

20,580

Kingston upon Thames

25,430

Lambeth

29,970

Lewisham

33,250

Merton

29,000

Newham

25,630

Redbridge

41,080

Richmond upon Thames

31,810

Southwark

28,460

Sutton

34,490

Tower Hamlets

20,220

Wandsworth

33,860

Waltham Forest

31,810

Westminster

27,180

Total

1,117,620

Notes:

1. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. data.