§ Mr. Stevenson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners in(a) Stoke on Trent, South parliamentary constituency and (b) the City of Stoke on Trent are in receipt of the minimum income guarantee. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The information is in the table.
Income Support pensioners aged 60 and over, by parliamentary constituency/local authority: November 1999 Thousand Area Pernsioners aged 60 and over Stoke on Trent, South parliamentary constituency 2.9 Stoke on Trent local authority 8.3
1. Samples size 5 per cent., therefore subject to sampling error.
2. Pensioners are defined as benefit units where either the claimant and/or their partner is aged 60 years or over.
3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred and quoted in thousands.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, November 1999