§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families receive child dependency increases for(a) retirement pension, (b) bereavement benefit, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) invalid care allowance. 87W
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
The information is in the table.
Claimants in receipt of child dependency increases Numbers in receipt of CD1 (a) Retirement pension1,3 16,700 (b) Bereavement benefit/widow's benefit1,3 50,600 (c) Incapacity benefit2,3 94,400 Severe disablement allowance2,3 5,800 (d) Invalid care allowance4 46,725 1RP/BB/WB Source: Pensions Strategy Computer System at 30 September 2001 based on 5 per cent. sample. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100, and exclude the Channel Islands and overseas cases. Figures for bereavement benefit are for those receiving widowed parent's allowance or widowed mother's allowance (42,000). 2Figures are for IB/SDA recipients at 30 November 2001, and are taken from a 5 per cent. sample of the benefit computer system, which excludes a small number of cases held clerically. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100. 3All 5 per cent. samples are subject to sampling variation. 4Figures from the Invalid Care Allowance Computer System based on a 100 per cent. extract as at 31 December 2001. Figure has been rounded to the nearest five.