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House Furnishing (Assistance)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of single persons who received grants and furnishings in Scotland for the years 1977, 1978 and 1979, on application for aid from the Department of Health and Social Services on the grounds of poverty or inability to furnish a dwelling house

I regret that the detailed information requested is not available. However, the total number of exceptional needs payments made to all claimants in Scotland over the last three calendar years was as follows:

1977174,392
1978200,163
1979193,802