Social Security Benefits: Glenrothes

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of John MacDougall John MacDougall Labour, Glenrothes

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Glenrothes were in receipt of (a) attendance allowance and (b) income support in 1997; and how many were in receipt of income support in each of the last five years.

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

Information for the Glenrothes parliamentary constituency is not available prior to May 2005. The available information is in the following table.

Income support claimants in the Glenrothes parliamentary constituency.
At August each year: Number
2005 4,440
2006 4,490
Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest10.

2. Figures prior to 2005 are not available due to constituency changes in Scotland.

Source:

DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS)

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