§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the people who have received a letter about direct payment of benefits have begun to receive benefits by automated credit transfer, broken down into those who have opted to have their benefits paid into(a) a Post Office card account, (b) a basic bank account and (c) a regular current account. 
§ Mr. Pond
We are unable to supply the information in the format required.
Key figures on the progress of conversion to Direct Payment are available in the Library updated every four weeks.
We do not distinguish between existing or basic bank accounts.