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Pension Credit: Glasgow

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of pension credits in Glasgow East constituency; and what the average weekly payment was in the latest period for which figures are available. (321880)

The information is as follows:

Recipients of pension credit in the Glasgow, East constituency, August 2009


Individual beneficiaries


Households recipients


Average weekly award of pension credit (£)



1. Case load 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.