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Supplementary Benefit Claimants

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claimants are, according to the latest available figures, wholly reliant on supplementary benefits; and what is the average weekly payment made to them.

I regret that the information is not available in the form requested, but in December 1975 about 900,000 supplementary benefit recipients had no social security benefit or pension other than family allowances, although some of these would have had other resources.