HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1336W
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. [152809]

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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