§ Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were without a bank or building society account, broken down by region, expressed as(a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The information is in the table.411W
Households without a bank or building society account Region Number without (thousand) Percentage without account Scotland 320 14 North East 170 14 Wales 160 12 Yorks and Humberside 230 10 West Midlands 200 10 London 290 9 North West 270 9 East Midlands 150 8 Eastern 110 5 South West 90 5 South East 140 4 All 2,140 9
1.Post office accounts, TESSAs and ISAs are included as bank or building society accounts.
2.The estimates are based on sample counts that have been adjusted for non-response using multi-purpose grossing factors that control for tenure, council tax band and a number of demographic variables. Estimates are subject to sampling error and to variability in non-response.
3.Estimates of numbers in each region are subject to greater uncertainty, as FRS-based results are not reconciled to regional-level population estimates, except for London.
4.The numbers are rounded to the nearest 10,000.
Family Resources Survey 2000–01