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Social Security Benefits: Easington

John Cummings: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Easington constituency were in receipt of (a) working tax credit, (b) child tax credit and (c) pension credit at the most recent date for which figures are available. [203790]

Jane Kennedy: Estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, by constituency, at 5 April 2008, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. April 2008", which is available on the HMRC website at:

Information is not held separately for child tax credit and working tax credit.

As at May 2007 there were an estimated 6.3 thousand individuals receiving pension credit in the Easington constituency. This information can be found on the DWP website at:

Work and Pensions

Jobseeker's Allowance: Foreign Workers

Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect of numbers of migrant workers from other EU member states on the number of claimants of job seeker's allowance since 2004. [197379]

Mr. Timms: DWP has published research at:


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and also in the Library, which shows that migration from the EU accession countries has not had a significant impact on claimant unemployment.

National Insurance

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of national insurance number registrations were held by (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals in each year since 1987. [177388]

Mr. Timms: Information on the stock of NINOs held in a given year is not available. The available information on the flow of NINOs registered each year is in the following tables.

NINO registrations to adult EU nationals (excluding UK)
Year of registration NINO registrations As percentage of all registrations to adult foreign nationals

2002-03

98,610

28

2003-04

113,570

31

2004-05

200,460

46

2005-06

374,320

57

2006-07

424,910

60


NINO registrat ions to adult non-EU n ationals
Year of registration NINO registrations As percentage of all registrations to adult foreign nationals

2002-03

249,800

72

2003-04

256,380

69

2004-05

238,670

54

2005-06

287,550

43

2006-07

288,090

40

Notes:
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. NIRS does not hold complete data on NINO registrations by nationality prior to 2002 so information is only provided from 2002-03 onwards.
3. Years referred to are from 6 April to 5 April.
4. Figures exclude a small number of cases where nationality is unknown.
5. Data are not held in a format which allows us to extract a figure of NINO registration to adult UK nationals.
6. When presenting an EU time series, if a country moved into the EU during the time series, that country has been included in the EU for the whole of the time series, to facilitate comparisons over time.
7. The data we hold on national insurance number registrations for overseas nationals are only available annually.
8. The figures do not include any NINOs that may have been issued to young foreign nationals under the juvenile registration process.
Source:
100 per cent. extract from National Insurance Recording System (NIRS) at 31 May 2007

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for a national insurance number have been refused in each of the past five years. [184801]

Mr. Timms: The available information is in the following table.


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Refused national insurance number applications
Number of refusals

2003-04

19,243

2004-05

26,042

2005-06

17,246

2006-07

26,573

2007-08

28,077

Notes:
1. Each year runs 1 April to 31 March.
2. The table is derived from management information. The numbers include withdrawn applications.
3. Applications for national insurance numbers for employment purposes have automatically been subject to a proof of the right to work since July 2006; this reason for refusal therefore applies from 2006-07 onwards.
4. The figures are for adult UK nationals and adult foreign nationals.
Source:
Department for Work and Pensions management information

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers were issued in each of the last five years. [185213]

Mr. Timms: The information is not available prior to 2003-04. The available information is in the following table.

NINO Registrations

2003-04

1,198,500

2004-05

1,290,500

2005-06

1,449,600

2006-07

1,539,000

Notes:
1. Source data are Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs National Insurance Recording System (NIRS 2) Management Information.
2. Reporting period is 1 April to 31 March.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4. Figures include all adult national insurance number registrations and all Juvenile Registrations on HMRC’s NIRS 2 system.

National Insurance: Foreign Workers

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers were (a) allocated and (b) refused in respect of non-EU foreign workers in each quarter since 2004; and if he will break down these figures by (i) nationality and (ii) UK region. [166978]

Mr. Timms: Information is not collated on the number of applications for national insurance numbers refused to non-EU nationals.

The nationality breakdown of those non-EU nationals issued with national insurance numbers in 2005-06 and 2006-07 is published in the detailed tables of the “National Insurance Number Allocations to Overseas Nationals entering the UK” reports on the Department’s website at:

and

The top 10 nationalities (excluding UK nationals) with the most adult national insurance number registrations for the four years 2003-04 to 2006-07 are published in Table three on page 16 of the report “National Insurance Number Allocations to Overseas Nationals entering the UK (previously Migrant Workers Statistics) 2007: Full Report” on the Department’s website at:


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A full nationality breakdown for 2004-05 and earlier years is not available. Figures for the number of national insurance numbers issued to adult non EU nationals in 2003-04 and 2004-05 were provided in [PQ 162349] on 13 March 2008, Official Report, columns 576-77W.

Data by Government Office Region are shown in the following table:

NINO registrations to adult non-EU nationals by Government Office Region
Year of registration
Government Office Region 2005-06 2006-07

Scotland

13,790

16,450

North East

5,940

6,430

North West

18,710

18,670

Yorkshire and the Humber

14,530

15,260

Wales

5,850

5,930

West Midlands

17,490

18,110

East Midlands

12,720

11,990

East of England

18,500

17,650

South East

33,190

33,270

London

129,070

125,800

South West

11,670

12,740

Northern Ireland

3,090

2,660

Overseas Residents

2,950

3,130

Total

287,500

288,090

Notes:
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Figures exclude cases where nationality is unknown.
3. In order to produce a consistent time series, nationality is classified as EU or non-EU according to the country’s status in May 2007.
4. Government Office Region counts are based on the most recently recorded address of the NINO recipient.
5. Columns may not sum to totals because of rounding.
6. Quarterly data are not available. Data relate to tax years 6 April to 5 April.
Source:
100 per cent extract from National Insurance Recording System at 14 May 2007

A regional breakdown for 2004-05 and earlier years is not available.

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions further to the Answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 936W, on national insurance: foreign workers, how many and what proportion of all national insurance numbers issued were issued to (a) UK citizens, (b) non-EU nationals and (c) EU citizens in each year since 1987; what the percentage change in each category was in each period; and how many numbers were issued to people in each region of the UK in each category in each period. [177480]

Mr. Timms: The available information is provided in the following tables.

UK nationals and the juvenile registration process

The majority of UK nationals are registered with national insurance numbers (NINOs) as part of the juvenile registration process just prior to the age of 16. Some UK nationals apply for a NINO as adults and would go through the adult NINO allocation process.
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The data are not held in a format which allows us to extract a figure for UK nationals.

Figures for the juvenile registration process
Period Juvenile registration volumes (thousand) Percentage change

2003-04

753.6

2004-05

743.2

-1.4

2005-06

722.9

-2.7

2006-07

772.1

+6.8

Notes:
1. Reporting period for juvenile registration is 1 April to 31 March.
2. For the majority of juveniles the registration process takes place just prior to the 16th birthday. However, some juveniles may initially miss out on this process, but can be recorded as part of this process until the age of 19.
3. There may be a small number of young foreign nationals who obtain a national insurance number through the juvenile registration process. These will not appear in the foreign nationals total for adult national insurance number registrations. However, the majority of juvenile registrations are for UK nationals.
Source:
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs National Insurance Recording System (NIRS2) Management Information.

Adult national insurance number registrations to non-EU and EU citizens

The numbers in the following tables are sourced from figures already in the public domain. They are published via DWP’s National Statistics First Release “National Insurance Number Allocations to Overseas Nationals entering the UK 2006/07”.

Adult national insurance number registrations to non-EU citizens
Period Non EU registration volumes (thousand) Percentage change

2002-03

249.8

2003-04

256.4

+2.6

2004-05

238.7

-6.9

2005-06

287.6

+20.5

2006-07

288.1

+0.2


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