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Social Benefit Payments

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the total sums paid to recipients of social benefits in the areas covered by the social benefits offices in Londonderry, Coleraine and Limarvady in the latest available week; what were the sums paid in the corresponding week in 1977; and how much this represents per head of the total population in those areas.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th June 1978] gave the following reply:This information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.