2014 01 – It’s A Fact

The number of claimants of jobseeker’s allowance, employment & support allowance, incapacity benefit, lone parents, income support, housing benefit, and council tax benefit, at May 2010 and May 2013, were as follows:

Jobseeker’s allowance May 2010 – 1.447 million

May 2013 – 1.433 million

Employment & support allowance May 2010 – 527,000

May 2013 – 1.748 million

Incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance May 2010 – 2.087 million

May 2013 – 710,000

Income support lone parents May 2010 – 679,000

May 2013 – 500,000

Income support (excluding lone parents) May 2010 – 1.172 million

May 2013 – 505,000

Housing benefit May 2010 – 2.554 million

May 2013 – 2.561 million

Council tax benefit May 2010 – 2.687 million

May 2013 – 0 (none)

Parliamentary Written Answer 25/11/13.

 

Annual expenditure of the above benefits in each year and 2013/14 forecast was as follows:

Jobseeker’s allowance

2010/11 – 4.476 billion

2011/12 – 4.930 billion

2012/13 – 5.149 billion

2013/14 – 5.258 billion

Employment and support allowance

2010/11 – 2.232 billion

2011/12 – 3.544 billion

2012/13 6.7 billion

2013/14 – 9.59 billion

Incapacity and severe disablement allowance

2010/11 – 6.444 billion

2011/12 – 5.821 billion

2012/13 – 4.151 billion

2013/14 – 1.788 billion

Income support lone parents

2010/11 – 2.621 billion

2011/12 – 2.394 billion

2012/13 – 1.894 billion

2013/14 – 1.711 billion

Income support (excluding lone parents)

2010/11 – 5.233 billion

2011/12 – 4.604 billion

2012/13 – 3.456 billion

2013/14 – 1.569 billion

Housing benefit

2010/11 – 12.824 billion

2011/12 – 13.318 billion

2012/13 – 13.52 billion

2013/14 – 13.116 billion

Council tax benefit

2010/11 – 2.442 billion

2011/12 – 2.419 billion

2012/13 – 2.412 billion

2013/14 – 0 pounds

PWA 25/11/13.

 

The number of road accident deaths in England in each year from 2000 to 2012 were:

Year 2000 – 2,915

2001 – 2,916

2002 – 2,980

2003 – 3,004

2004 – 2,714

2005 – 2,735

2006 – 2,695

2007 – 2,502

2008 – 2,123

2009 – 1,880

2010 – 1,553

2011 – 1,594

2012 – 1,491

PWA 25/11/13.

 

The number of coal reserves available in England, Scotland and Wales are:

England – 1,209 million tonnes

Of which Central North England has 296 million tonnes

Central West England has 878 million tonnes

Northern England has 35 million tonnes

Scotland – 124 million tonnes

Wales – 448  million tonnes

Grand total – 1,781 million tonnes

Coal prospects in England are 2,526 million tonnes

Of which Central North England has 1,397 million tonnes

Central West England has 571 million tonnes

Northern England has 558 million tonnes

Scotland – 115 million tonnes

Wales – 147 million tonnes

Grand total – 2,788 million tonnes

PWA 29/11/13.

 

Total amount of benefits paid to claimants in working families in 2011/12 was

Housing Benefit – £3.820 billion

Council Tax Benefit/Rates Rebate – £473 million

Pension Credit- £50 million

Income Support – £145 million

Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Related) – £326 million

Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) – £113 million

Social Fund Maternity Grant – £8 million

Social Fund Funeral Grant – £12 million

In-Work Credit- £116 million

Grand Total – £5.075 billion

PWA 2/12/13.

 

Electricity generated from nuclear power in the UK  in 2010 and 2011 was

Year 2010 – 62,140 GigaWatthours

Of  which England – 41,315 GWh

Scotland – 15,293 GWh

Wales – 5,532 GWh

Year 2011 – 68,980 GWh

Of which England – 46,725 GWh

Scotland – 16,892 GWh

Wales – 5,364 GWh

PWA 5/12/13.

 

The number of full-time equivalent staff in Prison Service in England and Wales, broken down by sector, as at 31 May, 2010 to 2013 and as at 30 September 2013 was:

31 May 2010

Public sector Prison Service – 44,620

Private sector Prison Service – 4,580

Total – 49,210

31 May 2011

Public sector Prison Service – 43,370

Private sector Prison Service – 4,490

Total – 47,970

31 May 2012

Public sector Prison Service – 40,750

Private sector Prison Service – 5,690

Total – 46,430

31 May 2013

Public sector Prison Service – 37,530

Private sector Prison Service – 6,310

Total – 43,830

30 September 2013

Public sector Prison Service – 36,160

Private sector Prison Service – 5,700

Total – 41,860

PWA 10/12/13.

 

Life expectancy at birth for males and females in Glasgow city, Scotland and the UK, period 2008 to 2010 was

Glasgow City Males – 71.6 years

Females – 78 years

Scotland Males – 75.9 years

Females – 80.4 years

UK Males – 78.2 years

Females – 82.3 years

PWA 12/12/13.

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