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Written Answers

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Anglo-US Extradition Treaty

Question

Asked by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): The UK keeps all its extradition arrangements under scrutiny. It is the Government's view that the UK-US treaty is working well and they have no plans to review its operation.

On 10 November 2009, the Secretary of State for the Home Department gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, clarifying the role of the Secretary of State in relation to the UK-US extradition treaty.

Benefits

Questions

Asked by Lord Bradley

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): The information requested is in the table.

Proportion of working age population in Manchester Local Authority claiming Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance as a percentage since 2000
Year% Population

February 2000

13.6

February 2001

13.7

February 2002

13.3

February 2003

13.0

February 2004

12.6

February 2005

12.3

February 2006

11.7

February 2007

11.3

February 2008

10.7

February 2009

9.9



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Asked by Lord Bradley

Lord McKenzie of Luton: The number of households in receipt of pension credit is in the table below.

Households in receipt of Pension Credit in Greater Manchester
Parliamentary constituencyFebruary 2005February 2006February 2007February 2008February 2009

Altrincham and Sale West

3,110

3,190

3,150

3,140

3,090

Ashton under Lyne

5,530

5,620

5,620

5,620

5,630

Bolton North East

5,120

5,150

5,190

5,180

5,230

Bolton South East

5,280

5,400

5,500

5,520

5,580

Bolton West

3,500

3,580

3,600

3,650

3,700

Bury North

4,050

4,070

4,150

4,160

4,130

Bury South

4,280

4,340

4,380

4,290

4,260

Cheadle

2,430

2,530

2,560

2,560

2,580

Denton and Reddish

4,900

4,900

4,900

4,920

4,930

Eccles

5,600

5,590

5,580

5,560

5,470

Hazel Grove

3,620

3,620

3,630

3,600

3,580

Heywood and Middleton

5,160

5,180

5,260

5,260

5,260

Leigh

5,160

5,260

5,290

5,300

5,320

Makerfield

4,560

4,650

4,700

4,680

4,750

Manchester Central

6,410

6,420

6,330

6,310

6,280

Manchester, Blackley

6,010

6,050

6,060

5,860

5,930

Manchester, Gorton

4,900

4,960

4,870

4,850

4,810

Manchester, Withington

4,040

4,050

4,000

3,990

3,980

Oldham East and Saddleworth

4,730

4,840

4,880

4,910

4,830

Oldham West and Royton

5,360

5,510

5,510

5,470

5,360

Rochdale

5,440

5,510

5,520

5,500

5,540

Salford

5,530

5,570

5,540

5,500

5,450

Stalybridge and Hyde

4,700

4,770

4,740

4,700

4,690

Stockport

4,200

4,230

4,270

4,270

4,250

Stretford and Urmston

4,480

4,510

4,480

4,420

4,380

Wigan

4,550

4,630

4,640

4,630

4,640

Worsley

4,620

4,730

4,730

4,770

4,740

Wythenshawe and Sale East

6,140

6,170

6,110

6,060

6,010

Column Total

133,430

135,050

135,190

134,640

134,410


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