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Supplementary Benefit Recipients (Birmingham)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will state, in tabular form, the number of (a) families and (b) single persons on supplementary benefit in Birmingham in June 1979, September 1979, December 1979, March 1980 and the latest available figure.

Information is not available to show, separately for single persons and families, the numbers claiming supplementary benefit.The following table shows the total number of persons in receipt of supplementary benefit from the 10 local offices of the Department located in the metropolitan borough of Birmingham on the last four occasions when such information was recorded.

May 197989,000
August 197994,000
November 197989,000
February 198088,000
Since information about the number of recipients is not held by local government boundaries but only on the basis of the areas covered by particular local offices, these figures will include a small but un-quantifiable number who live just outside the metropolitan boundary.