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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many residents in Tamworth constituency have active post office card accounts; [220106]

(2) how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit paid to residents in Tamworth constituency was paid into post office card accounts in each of the last five years. [220107]


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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 Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years.

December 2003 December 2004 December 2005 December 2006 December 2007

Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %

Attendance Allowance

10

1

120

17

140

22

130

21

130

25

Bereavement Benefit

10

11

10

5

Disability Living Allowance

30

1

470

13

540

23

550

23

560

23

Incapacity Benefit

50

2

250

13

350

27

330

26

290

25

Carers Allowance

150

19

160

31

140

31

140

29

Industrial Death Benefit

10

56

10

60

10

57

Industrial Injuries

10

2

110

18

120

32

110

30

100

30

Income Support

170

7

420

17

590

40

580

37

530

34

Jobseekers Allowance

10

1

80

10

90

22

90

20

80

18

Pension Credit

20

1

920

24

1,300

44

1,280

42

1,240

41

State Pension

150

1

1,680

13

2,630

23

2,510

22

2,410

21

Severe Disablement Allowance

20

11

40

28

40

27

30

29

Widows Benefit

20

10

30

22

20

20

20

15

Total

460

2

4,25 0

15

5,98 0

30

5,78 0

28

5,520

27

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 as at December in each year, 2003 to 2007.
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

Ian Lucas: 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 Wrexham constituency was paid into Post Office card accounts in each of the last five years. [218773]

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 Wrexham constituency in each of the last five years.


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December 2003 December 2004 December 2005 December 2006 December 2007

Total % Total % Total % Total % Total %

Attendance Allowance

10

2

120

17

140

21

140

23

130

23

Bereavement Benefit

10

9

Disability Living Allowance

20

1

680

18

810

22

820

22

810

21

Incapacity Benefit

360

16

510

22

470

21

420

20

Carers Allowance

130

18

160

21

180

24

160

21

Industrial Death Benefit

10

58

10

55

10

50

Industrial Injuries

130

27

130

27

110

24

110

24

Income Support

20

1

570

23

810

32

760

30

700

28

Jobseeker's Allowance

70

10

130

16

150

18

140

17

Pension Credit

950

27

1,500

42

1,500

42

1,460

41

State Pension

30

1,740

17

2,630

25

2,540

23

2,490

22

Severe Disablement Allowance

30

13

60

30

60

29

50

27

Widows Benefit

10

5

40

25

30

22

20

21

Total

80

4,790

19

6,910

27

6,760

26

6,490

25

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 administered by MOD. These benefits have therefore been excluded.
Source:
DWP, Information Directorate

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