Disability Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20 June 2005.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people have been registered for disability allowance in East Devon in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information is in the table.

East Devon parliamentary constituency
As at February: Number in receipt of disability living allowance
2001 2,100
2002 2,200
2003 2,400
2004 2,600
2005 2,800


1.Figures taken from a 5 per cent. sample as at the end of February for each year.

2.Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3.From November 2002, the methodology for producing these figures was changed to allow statistics to be published much sooner. This has resulted in a small increase in the reported caseload. This is because some cases which have actually terminated but have not yet been updated on the computer system are now included.

4.Only cases in payment have been included.


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