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Social Security Benefits: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of pension credits in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment was in such credits in that constituency in that period. (319013)

The information requested is in following table.

Recipients of pension credit in the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency, as at August 2009


Individual beneficiaries


Households recipients


Average weekly award of pension credit


1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves or on behalf of themselves and a partner. Beneficiaries are the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are claiming.

3. Pension credit is claimed on a household basis. The average weekly award of pension credit is in relation to the household.

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


DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data.