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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the statistics relating to maternity pay, which, since 1997 (a) are no longer collected by his Department and (b) have had the way in which the figures are compiled changed. 
Malcolm Wicks: The total extra basic state pension paid to pensioners in Leeds, West as a result of above inflation increases in the state pension since 1997 (covering the years 199798 to 200405 inclusive) is £12.7 million, in 200405 prices.
2. Figures for Leeds, West are derived using the overall share of Great Britain expenditure paid to pensioners living in Leeds, West constituency, based on a 5 per cent. sample of retirement pension recipients, and subject to a degree of sampling error.
3. Expenditure on state pensions will have risen for other reasons including a growing population, improved contributions records and the gradual maturing of past policy changes. These effects are not included in the figures as they would have occurred had 1997 policies been continued.
5. The figures do not include additional spending on minimum income guarantee/pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit, winter fuel payments and other age-related payments, or Over 75 TV licences, that has also been paid to pensioners since 1997.
Mr. Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) men and (b) women receiving the basic state pension did not receive (i) a full basic state pension and (ii) a basic state pension of 75 per cent. or more of the value of the basic state pension in 2004, (A) in total and (B) broken down by age groups (1) 6064 years, (2) 6569 years, (3) 7074 years, (4) 7579 years and (5) 80 years plus. 
|Basic state pension recipients in Great Britain receiving less than the full basic state pension||Basic state pension recipients in Great Britain not receiving more than 75 per cent, or more of the full basic state pension|
|6064 years of age||||74.0||||54.4|
|6569 years of age||15.3||68.9||4.0||58.7|
|7074 years of age||11.8||57.1||3.6||51.3|
|7579 years of age||6.9||42.0||2.3||38.1|
|80 years of age and over||3.7||20.2||1.2||17.5|
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women were in receipt of state retirement pension in the Tamworth constituency in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2004; what each is as a percentage of the Tamworth population; and what percentage of the population of England are in receipt of state retirement pension. 
Malcolm Wicks: The information which is available shows that, as at September 1999, there were 13,400 recipients of the state pension in the Tamworth constituency, of whom 5,200 were males and 8,200 were females. As at September 2004, there were 14,700 state pension recipients in the Tamworth constituency, of whom 5,600 were males and 9,100 were females.
It is not possible to express the number of recipients as a percentage of the population in the Tamworth constituency, because the relevant population estimates are not held at constituency level. However, as at September 2004 the percentage of the population of England in receipt of a state pension was 18 per cent.
Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to include the Roxby pension scheme in the indicative list of schemes potentially eligible for the Financial Assistance Scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
The provisional list published on 22 February contains those pension schemes on which we received information in our latest data collection exercise and that appear potentially eligible under the
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scheme entry criteria we have outlined. Presence on this list does not guarantee individuals will receive support from the FAS.
Schemes may not have been included on the provisional list either because they did not appear to meet the eligibility criteria or because the information provided was not sufficient to assess potential eligibility. After the FAS regulations have come into force, there will be a six-month period during which we shall accept formal notification from the representatives of other under-funded pension schemes, which may in due course be added to the list, so absence from this list does not preclude eligibility.
David Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the population has estimated savings in excess of (a) £5,000, (b) £10,000, (c) £15,000, (d) £20,000, (e) £25,000, (f) 50,000 and (g) £100,000. 
|Benefit units with savings above certain limits|
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