§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much benefit was paid, by category, in(a) the UK and (b) rural areas in each of the last 10 years; 
(2) how many benefit claimants, by category, there were in (a) the UK and (b) rural areas for each of the last 10 years. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
[holding answer 24 June 2002]: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available has been placed in the Library.