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Social Security Benefits: Northumberland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in working-age benefits to claimants in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) postcode areas (i) NE61, (ii) NE62, (iii) NE63, (iv) NE64 and (v) NE22 in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Information relating to payments of Working Age Benefits to claimants in Wansbeck Constituency can been sourced from DWP’s Published Benefit expenditure by Parliamentary Constituency 2018/19. This can be found by following the URL link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2019

DWP are unable to split out the specific amount that’s been paid for Working Age Benefits only as the Housing Benefit award is paid as a whole, rather than by different elements. Therefore we are unable to give the requested payments for Working Age benefits only by constituency, the information requested could only be made available at a disproportionate cost.

Information in respect of Working Age Benefits to claimants in Wansbeck Constituency by postcode area is not provided. The information requested could only be made available at a disproportionate cost.

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