§ Mr. Bayley
No. Local authority support is not relevant for the purposes of setting Income Support (IS) entitlement. From 2002, those cases which remain on IS will transfer to local authority responsibility.
§ Mr. Bayley
[holding answer 16 January 2001]: Information on Income Support claimants in residential care or nursing homes with "Preserved Rights" by Government Office Region is in the table.508W
It is not possible to quote figures for Preserved Rights at constituency level from the 5 per cent. sample as the numbers concerned are too small.
Preserved Rights Income Support claimants as at August 2000 Thousand Government Office Region Number of claimants All Great Britain 71.9 North East 2.7 North West 9.6 Yorkshire and Humberside 6.7 East Midlands 5.1 West Midlands 5.7 East 5.0 London 4.8 South East 13.4 South West 10.7 Wales 3.3 Scotland 4.9
- 1. Government Office Region figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error.
- 2. Government Office Region figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and are expressed in thousands. Total may not sum due to rounding Constituency data are rounded to the nearest five cases.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, August 2000 which is a point-in-time survey based on a 5 per cent. sample of Income Support claimants.