Workers from EU Accession Countries

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Ian Davidson Ian Davidson Labour, Glasgow South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many workers from EU accession countries who have signed up with the Worker Registration Scheme are claiming in-work benefits; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many workers from EU accession countries are claiming benefits to which they were not previously entitled because they have completed 52 weeks registration under the Worker Registration Scheme; how many are claiming each benefit; what the total cost has been of each benefit thus claimed; what the total cost of all benefit claims by individuals from EU accession countries since 1 May 2004 has been; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

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