§ David Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in(a) the East Midlands and (b) England and Wales receive carer's allowance. 
§ Maria Eagle
The information requested is in the following table.
Pensioners in receipt of Carers Allowance, at 31 August 2003 In payment East Midlands 1,590 England 18,360 Wales 1,400
1. Figures taken from a 100 per cent. sample at 31 August 2003.
2. Pensioners are defined as those aged 60/65 + at 31 August 2003.
3. Figures have been given for all people with Carers Allowance in payment.
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