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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the answer given to the hon. Member for

(Thousands)
Grand totalOver pension age
FamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersons
November 19772,9914,7591,7382,034
November 19782,9324,5981,7382,043
(Thousands)
UnemployedOthers under pension age
FamiliesPersonsFamiliesPersons
November 19776711,4395821,285
November 19785981,2515971,304
Note:Due to a change in the method of estimation, these figures are not comparable with previous years.