§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people(a) are eligible to claim and (b) claim the Minimum Income Guarantee in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Income Support (MIG) pensioner cases1 by Scottish parliamentary constituency, as at August 2000 Thousand Parliamentary constituency Number of cases Aberdeen Central 2.2 Aberdeen North 1.7 Aberdeen South 1.8 Airdrie and Shotts 2.4 Angus 2.5 Argyll and Bute 2.4 Ayr 2.4 Banff and Buchan 2.3 Caithness Sunderland and Easter Ross 1.6 Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley 2.8 Central Fife 2.1 Clydebank and Milngavie 2.4 Clydesbank 2.9
Income Support (MIG) pensioner cases1 by Scottish parliamentary constituency, as at August 2000 Thousand Parliamentary constituency Number of cases Coatbridge and Chryston 3.0 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 1.9 Cunninghame North 2.5 Cunninghame South 2.0 Dumbarton 2.6 Dumfries 2.3 Dundee East 3.4 Dundee West 2.9 Dunfermline East 1.9 Dunfermline West 1.3 East Kilbride 1.8 East Lothian 2.0 Eastwood 1.5 Edinburgh Central 2.0 Edinburgh East and Musselburgh 2.7 Edinburgh North and Leigh 2.1 Edinburgh Pentlands 1.5 Edinburgh South 2.3 Edinburgh West 1.4 Falkirk East 2.3 Falkirk West 2.6 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 2.4 Glasgow Anniesland 3.7 Glasgow Baillieston 3.2 Glasgow Cathcart 2.5 Glasgow Govan 3.0 Glasgow Kelvin 2.9 Glasgow Maryhill 4.4 Glasgow Pollok 3.4 Glasgow Rutherglen 3.0 Glasgow Shettleston 4.7 Glasgow Springburn 4.4 Gordon 1.2 Greenock and Inverclyde 2.6 Hamilton North and Bellshill 2.3 Hamilton South 2.4 Inverness East Nairn and Lochaber 2.1 Kilmarnock and Loudoun 3.2 Kirkcaldy 2.0 Linlithgow 2.0 Livingston 2.2 Midlothian 1.5 Moray 2.0 Motherwell and Wishaw 3.0 North East Fife 1.5 North Tayside 2.0 Ochil 1.6 Orkney and Shetland 1.0 Paisley North 2.7 Paisley South 2.7 Perth 2.1 Ross Skye and Inverness West 2.4 Roxburgh and Berwickshire 1.8 Stirling 1.8 Strathkelvin and Bearsden 2.0 Tweeddale Ettrick and Lauderdale 1.5 West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 1.3 West Renfrewshire 1.9 Western Isles 1.7 1 MIG Pensioners are defined where the claimant and/or partner are aged 60 or over.
1. Figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundered are expressed in thousand.700W
3. Cases are allocated to each parliamentary constituency by matching the postcode against the 2000 version 1 ONS Postcode Directory.
4. Constituency information represents constituency boundaries as at May 1997. Numbers of people eligible to claim Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) are not available. It is not possible to produce reliable estimates for different parts of Great Britain.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, August 2000