HC Deb 16 January 2002 vol 378 cc383-4W
Mr. Flight

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of people subject to means-testing in the(a) current and (b) 2002–03 financial years. [20996]

Malcolm Wicks

We estimate that there will be approximately 6.5 million people receiving an income-related benefit both this financial year and the next.