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Pension Credit: Leeds

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Leeds North West constituency receive (a) a basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and how much on average such people receive in pension credit each week. (322705)

As at March 2009, there were 15,100 recipients of the basic state pension in Leeds North West constituency.

Notes:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample

The information requested on the number of recipients of pension credit in Leeds North West constituency and the average weekly award of pension credit received is in the following table:

Number

Individual beneficiaries

Households recipients

Average weekly award of pension credit (£)

As at August 2009

3,680

3,100

50.55

Notes:

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.

Source:

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