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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average weekly payment by the Supplementary Benefits Commission to heads of households over pensionable age, excluding that part of supplementary benefit payable in respect of rent and rates.

Information is not available in the form requested, but in February 1977 the average suplementary benefit payment to all supplementary pensioners with insurance benefits was £6·10 and to those without £18·17. The average rent addition for supplementary pensioner householders was £4·89.