HC Deb 06 February 1997 vol 289 cc727-9W
Mr. Mallon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total capital expenditure by the

(c) severe disablement benefit, (d) family credit, (e) income support, (f) jobseeker's allowance, (g) widow's benefit, (h) state retirement pension and (i) child benefit, in each parliamentary constituency. [13314]

Mr. Moss

Responsibility for the subject has been delegated to the Social Security Agency under its chief executive, Mr. Alec Wylie, and I have asked him to arrange for a response to be given.

Letter from Alec Wylie to Mr. Seamus Mallon, dated 4 February 1997: I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the number of people in receipt of various social security benefits in each parliamentary constituency. I have attached a table which shows the number of customers in receipt of five of the benefits listed in your question. Unfortunately, information about Widows Benefit, Child Benefit and Retirement Pension is not available in the format you requested. It will also be some time before the figures are available for Jobseeker's Allowance. I hope this explains the position for you but I would be happy to provide any further information you require.

Department of Education in each parliamentary constituency in each of the past 10 financial years, indicating the cost of each project. [13343]

Mr. Ancram

Information in the form requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.