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Health Authorities (Expenditure)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he intends to instruct health authorities to re-examine their proposals for capital expenditure in 1977–78 with a view to concentrating on items of essential health provision rather than apparently less essential schemes such as laundry buffer stores.

NUMBER OF PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF VARIOUS SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
Benefit in payment by virtue ofBenefitDateNumber of persons in receipt of benefit on date shown (Thousands)
UnemploymentUnemployment benefit (with or without earnings-related supplement) only.7th February 1977447
UnemploymentUnemployment benefit (with or without earnings-related supplement) and supplementary benefit.7th February 1977138
Unemploymentsupplementary benefit only7th February 1977560
Low earningsFamily Income SupplementJanuary 197779
RetirementRetirement pension only26th November 19766,848
RetirementRetirement pension and supplementary benefit.26th November 19761,569
RetirementSupplementary benefit only26th November 197691
In addition, at 26th November 1976, 72,000 widows over pension age were in receipt of widow's benefit and a further 22,000 were in receipt of widow's benefit and supplementary benefit.