Pension Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd July 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Local and Devolved Government Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of pension credit payments are being paid into Post Office card accounts.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Work), Department for Work and Pensions

At 30 June the number of live pension credit accounts was 2,548,895, of which 198,230 or 7.8 per cent. were paid to a Post Office card account. Of the total, 893,835 were not previously receiving minimum income guarantee. Of these cases, 40,110, or 4.5 per cent. were being paid to a Post Office card account.

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