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Benefit Claimants (Manchester)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the numbers and proportions of the total population of each of the metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester claiming supplementary benefit and family income supplement respectively, to the nearest current date for the past five years; and how this compares with the United Kingdom as a whole.

I refer the hon. Member to my replies to the hon. Member for Manchester, Central (Mr. Litherland) on 4 February and to the hon. Member for Kingston-upon-Hull, Central (Mr. McNamara) on 11 February.—[Vol. 978, c. 61–62 and 480.]

No breakdown of supplementary benefit recipients is available for individual districts—other than the city itself—within Greater Manchester.

The information in the table below about supplementary benefit recipients in

(Thousand)

Year

Number of Recipients of Supplementary Benefit (November)

Population (Mid-Year)(estimate)

Greater Manchester

United Kingdom

Greater Manchester

United Kingdom

19751772,8972,69655,901
19761843,0492,68455,886
19771893,1062,67555,852
19781843,0482,66455,836
19791792,968Not yet available
(provisional)