§ John Barrett
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for the pension credit have been received from pensioners in Scotland broken down by(a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The information is not available in the format requested. For information about applications for pension credit generally, I refer the hon. Member to the oral answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Perth (Annabelle Ewing) on 9 June 2003,Official Report, columns 394–95W.