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Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many people in the Hull area are in receipt of welfare milk and other welfare benefits;(2) what estimate he has made on the number of people in the Hull area entitled to receive welfare milk; and if he will make a statement.

I regret that the information is not available. Estimates of those entitled to and receiving tokens for free milk and vitamins are obtained from national samples but these samples are too small to allow accurate estimates to be made for small areas.