Attendance Allowance: Leeds

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many people in the Leeds city area claimed attendance allowance in each of the last five years;

(2) how many people in Leeds West constituency claimed attendance allowance in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Minister of State (Disabled People), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People), Department for Work and Pensions

The available information is in the table.

Attendance allowance-cases in payment in Leeds local authority area and Leeds West parliamentary constituency
As at May each year
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Leeds local authority area 14,090 14,360 14,510 14,740 15,130
Leeds West parliamentary constituency 1,550 1,590 1,630 1,640 1,690
Notes:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten.

2. Totals show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate; Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study

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