§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the(a) number and (b) percentage of single pensioners with gross weekly incomes of between (i) £78 and £134, and (ii) £122 and £134; and if he will estimate the (1) number and (2) percentage of pensioner couples with gross weekly incomes of between (A) £124 and £200 and (B) £188 and £200. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The information is in the table.
Gross income between: Number Percentage Single pensioners with gross income falling in selected bands—1998–99 £78 and £134 1,960,000 44 £122 and £134 490,000 11 Pensioners couples with gross income falling in selected bands—1998–99 £124 and £200 1,080,000 27 £188 and £200 170,000 4
1. Estimates are rounded to the nearest 10,000 or 1 per cent. but are not necessarily accurate to that degree since they are subject to sampling error.
2. Gross weekly income includes benefit income and is a July 1998 prices.
3. Single pensioners are defined as anyone aged over 60.
4. Pensioner couples are defined as married or cohabiting couples where either partner is aged over 60.
Family Resources Survey (FRS) 1998–99698W
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 26 February 2001]: The table gives uprated estimates for the Social Security benefits included in the previous table. Working Families Tax Credit is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.