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For working singles with children entitled to but not receiving housing benefit and council tax benefit the estimated average weekly unclaimed amount of those benefits in each of the past five years is given in the following table.

Mean unclaimed HB and CTB (£)

2002-03

(1)

2003-04

45.50

2004-05

44.90

2005-06

51.10

2006-07

48.80

(1) Insufficient sample size.
Note:
Figures are in nominal terms and rounded to the nearest ten pence.

For couples with children where one or both parents are working and who are entitled to but not receiving housing benefit and council tax benefit the estimated average weekly unclaimed amount in each of the past five years is given in the table.

Mean unclaimed HB and CTB (£)

2002-03

43.90

2003-04

51.00

2004-05

52.40

2005-06

60.90

2006-07

66.90

Notes:
1. Figures are in nominal terms and rounded to the nearest ten pence.
2. Sample sizes are too small to yield reliable results for the other groups requested.

Pathways to Work: Finance

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much he expects to spend on Pathways to Work programme costs in each of the next five years. [209688]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 9 June 2008]: The available figures cover the period of the Government’s spending plans to 2010-11.

Planned spending on Pathways to Work will increase to £300 million in 2008-09, £390 million in 2009-10 and £400 million in 2010-11. Figures provided, particularly for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are indicative allocations based on current assumptions and are subject to change.

Post Office Card Account: Clwyd

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit payable to residents in Vale of Clwyd constituency was paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five years. [214984]

Mr. Plaskitt [holding answer 30 June 2008]: The answer is not available in the precise format requested. The following table shows the number and percentage of state benefit payments paid into Post Office car accounts in Vale of Clwyd in each of the last five years.


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December
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %

Attendance Allowance

10

150

13

170

16

180

18

160

18

Bereavement Benefit

10

11

10

10

Disability Living Allowance

20

730

15

890

18

870

18

860

17

Incapacity Benefit

10

340

14

480

19

460

19

410

17

Carers Allowance

150

18

170

20

150

18

140

16

Industrial Injuries

140

25

140

26

130

25

130

24

Income Support

50

1

560

17

840

26

770

24

750

23

Jobseekers Allowance

20

3

80

9

100

10

140

13

120

10

Pension Credit

10

1,140

25

1,720

36

1,710

35

1,660

33

State Pension

30

2,130

15

3,540

25

3,440

24

3,280

22

Severe Disablement Allowance

30

10

70

24

80

25

70

22

Widows Benefit

1

10

7

40

23

30

24

20

23

Total

140

5,470

17

8,170

24

7,990

24

7,620

22

Notes:
1. Total numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, percentages to the nearest whole per cent.
2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3. Figures refer to payment accounts. Claimants with more than one account will be counted for each account. Figures only relate to accounts live and in payment on the specified date.
4. Child Benefit is administered by HM Revenue and Customs and War Pensions are administered by MOD. These benefits have therefore been excluded.
Source:
DWP, Information Directorate.

Post Office Card Account: Newport Gwent

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit paid to residents in Newport East constituency was deposited into a Post Office card account in each of the last five years. [216407]

Mr. Plaskitt: The answer is not available in the precise format requested. The following table shows the number and percentage of state benefit payments paid into Post Office card accounts in Newport, East in each of the last five years.

December
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %

Attendance Allowance

1

150

21

170

25

150

24

140

24

Bereavement Benefit

10

7

Disability Living Allowance

20

1

650

17

810

22

800

21

810

20

Incapacity Benefit

370

16

550

23

530

23

490

22

Carers Allowance

130

18

170

22

150

19

150

19

Industrial Injuries

120

25

130

27

120

27

120

25

Income Support

20

1

800

24

1,170

36

1,110

34

1,010

31

Jobseeker’s Allowance

30

3

130

16

240

24

230

20

210

21

Pension Credit

10

1,020

30

1,470

42

1,480

40

1,440

39

State Pension

20

2,220

19

3,410

28

3,270

27

3,110

25

Severe Disablement Allowance

10

9

40

27

40

29

40

28

Widows Benefit

10

3

30

20

30

21

30

24

Total

110

5,630

20

8,210

29

7,910

28

7,540

26

Notes:
1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, percentages to the nearest whole per cent.
2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3. Figures refer to payment accounts. Claimants with more than one account will be counted for each account. Figures only relate to accounts live and in payment on the specified date.
4. Child Benefit is administered by HM Revenue and Customs and War Pensions are now administered by MOD. These benefits have therefore been excluded.
Source:
DWP, Information Directorate

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