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Written Parliamentary Questions: 17th March 2006

Post Office Card Account

Q: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Birmingham collect their (a) pensions and (b) benefit payments through the Post Office card account.(John Hemming)
A:holding answer UIN 53834 27 February 2006

The information is not available in the format requested.

Information showing the number of DWP benefit and pension payment accounts paid by direct payment into a Post Office card account for each parliamentary constituency has been placed in the Library. (James Plaskitt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)

Departmental Procedures

Q: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if her Department will take steps to ensure that a photocopy of marked registers is kept locally for each constituency before the original is taken to storage. (John Hemming)
A:The Electoral Administration Bill will provide that at future parliamentary elections, it will be the responsibility of electoral registration officers to store and supply copies of the marked registers, locally. This is already the case for the local elections. (Harriet Harman, Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs)

Tax Credits

Q: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in each financial year since its inception how many people the tax credits computer system has recorded as deceased who were still living. (John Hemming)
A:This information is not available. (Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General, HM Treasury)

Comments

TonyF said…
You forgot to ask how many people dead are still registered living?

There's been a few in Birmingham still receiving tax forms and Council Tax orders.

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