HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1424W
John Barrett

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of(a) disability living allowance, (b) council tax benefit, (c) housing benefit, (d) incapacity benefit, (e) income support and (f) invalid care allowance in (i) the Edinburgh West constituency, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK; and what percentage these figures represent of the estimated numbers of the people who are eligible for the benefit in these respective areas. [60266]

Malcolm Wicks

The available information on the numbers of benefit recipients is in the tables.

Numbers of Benefit Recipients—Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support and Invalid Care Allowance
Benefit Great Britain Scotland Edinburgh West Parliamentary Constituency
Disability Living Allowance 2,298,000 256,500 2,400
Incapacity Benefit 1,503,800 189,900 1,700
Income Support 3,940,700 418,000 3,000
Invalid Care Allowance 376,215 37,095 415


1. Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Income Support figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and are subject to a degree of sampling variation.

2. Invalid Care Allowance figures are rounded to the nearest five.

3. Social security matters in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


Disability Living Allowance 5 per cent. sample—30 November 2001.

Incapacity Benefit 5 per cent. sample—30 November 2001.

Income Support Quarterly 5 per cent. Statistical Enquiry—February 2002.

Invalid Care Allowance 100 per cent. count—31 December 2001.