Incapacity Benefit: North East

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Ronnie Campbell Ronnie Campbell Labour, Blyth Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Blyth Valley constituency and (b) the North East over the age of 60 years are in receipt of incapacity benefit.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People; Minister for the South East), Department for Work and Pensions

The available information is in the following table.

Number of people claiming incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance aged 60 and over in Blyth Valley parliamentary constituency, north east and north west government office regions—August 2008
Claimants over 60
Blyth Valley 700
North East 23,340
North West 53,610

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Data available on:


The Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study

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