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Unemployment Benefits: Glasgow East

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals are in receipt of (a) attendance allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) jobseeker’s allowance in Glasgow East constituency; and what the average weekly payment was in respect of each such benefit in the latest period for which figures are available. (317248)

The available information is in the following table.

Attendance allowance, incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance and jobseeker’s allowance claimants in Glasgow East parliamentary constituency: May 2009


Average weekly amount (£)

Attendance Allowance



Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance



Jobseeker’s Allowance




1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and average amounts to the nearest penny.

2. Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance figures do not include employment and support allowance.

3. Attendance allowance totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example, if they are in hospital.

4. Data is published on the Department for Work and Pensions’ website at:


DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study