§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners in(a) Inverclyde and (b) Scotland receive the minimum income guarantee. 
§ Mr. Rooker
There are around 167,500 recipients of the minimum income guarantee in Scotland, with some 3,600 in Inverclyde local authority area.
1. Figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error.
2. Pensioners are defined as where the claimant and/or partner are aged 60 or over.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4. Cases are allocated to each Parliamentary Constituency by matching the postcode against the 2000 version 1 ONS Postcode Directory.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, August 2000.