To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) what his Department's latest estimate is of take-up rates for (a) carer's allowance, (b) pension credit, (c) housing benefit and (d) council tax benefit;
(2) how many pensioners his Department estimates are eligible for pension credit, broken down by constituency.
The latest estimates of take-up of means-tested benefits in Great Britain, covering income support, pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit and jobseeker's allowance (income-based) are published in the report "Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2006-07". Take-up rates are not available for carer's allowance.
Estimates of eligibility are not available below the level of Great Britain.