§ Paddy Ashdown
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of people of working age in Yeovil constituency receive(a) Income Support and (b) disability benefits; and if he will make a statement. 391W
§ Mr. Bayley
The administration of benefits is a matter for Alexis Cleveland, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. She will write to the right hon. Member.
Letter from Alexis Cleveland to Paddy Ashdown, dated 18 January 2001:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what percentage of people of working age in Yeovil constituency receive (a) Income Support and (b) disability benefits; and if he will make a statement.The data is not available in the requested format, however, the information which is available is supplied in the table below.
Recipients of working age on Income Support and disability benefits in Yeovil parliamentary constituency as at May 20001 Benefit Total receiving benefit Income Support (IS) 2,500 Disability Living Allowance (DLA) 1,700 Incapacity Benefit (IB) 1,700 Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) 600 IB, SDA or DLA2 2.800 1 Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. 2 Number of people who receive one or more of these benefits.
Client Group Analysis of DSS ASDI 5 per cent. statistical samples relating to May 2000
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