To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of people advised by Citizens Advice Bureaux in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London, (d) Yorkshire, (e) Kirklees local authority area and (f) Huddersfield constituency in each of the last 10 years.
The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice, the umbrella organisation for the bureaux service across England and Wales has not been able to provide reliable data on the number of unique clients advised over the past 10 years. Accurate electronic recording of data across the bureaux network has only been possible in the last 4 years, prior to which statistics were collected across the network either manually or in a variety of different data systems.
Citizens Advice has been able to provide data over the past 5 years on the number of issues clients have been advised on and these are set out in the table below:
England & Wales