Incapacity Benefit: Bedfordshire

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

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance claimants there were in South West Bedfordshire constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.

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.

N umber of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance claimants in South West Bedfordshire-May 2009
Incapacity benefit Employment and support allowance
South West Bedfordshire 2,530 410

1. Caseload has been rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Data published at:

(incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance) and

(employment and support allowance).

3. Employment and support allowance replaced incapacity benefit and income support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27 October 2008.


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

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