The Department does not hold the information requested. December 2007 figures show that (1)77 per cent. of Jobseeker's allowance payments are paid direct into a bank or building society. Once a benefit payment is credited into an account it merges with the existing account balance, whether this is overdrawn or in credit.
(1) This figure shows the total number of customers who receive a payment through the Jobseeker's Allowance payment scheme.