Pension Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th December 2004.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Spokesperson (Social Security (SNP Shadow Scottish Minister); Education & Skills; Home Office; Law Officers; Work & Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Perth constituency are in receipt of (a) pension credit and (b) pension savings credit.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is given in the following table.

Pension credit recipients, Perth constituency, 31 October 2004
Households Individuals
Pension credit 3,635 4,305
Savings element of pension credit 2,730 3,225

Notes:

1. Numbers of recipients are rounded to the nearest five.

2. Figures are available for 31 October 2004 as the final output of processes that were put in place to deliver special monthly reporting during the first year of the roll-out of pension credit. As Parliament was told in the statement accompanying the last such report, data will in future be available on a quarterly basis, in line with standard departmental practice. The next report, covering data as at 31 December 2004, should be laid in the House in January 2005.

3. Individual recipients include a small number of partners under age 60.

4. The numbers of households and individuals in receipt of the savings element include those who were receiving the savings element only and those who were receiving both the savings and guarantee elements.

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