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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table to show the total sum of money paid out in supplementary benefit awards to claimants at Department of Health and Social Security offices serving (a) the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire and (b) the Oldham area of Greater Manchester for the years 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 to date, respectively.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table to show the number of pensioners living in the area served by the Kirklees district office who are currently in receipt of supplementary benefit and those who received benefit in 1978, 1979 and 1980, respectively.

The information is as follows, in respect of the two local offices—Huddersfield and Dewsbury—in the Kirklees District:served by the Oldham district office who are currently in receipt of supplementary benefit and those who received benefit in 1978, 1979 and 1980, respectively.

The information is as follows in respect of the two local offices—Oldham and Failsworth—in the Oldham district:

November 1978November 1979December 1980August 1981
Oldham6,7006,5006,3006,300
Failsworth5,1005,0005,0004,900

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases. Totals rounded to nearest hundred.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of people currently in receipt of supplementary benefit from each of the Department of Health and Social Security local offices in the Kirklees district; and what were the numbers, from each office, for 1978, 1979 and 1980, respectively.

November 1978November 1979December 1980August 1981
Huddersfield9,7009,40011,30013,400
Dewsbury9,9009,50010,70012,800

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases. Totals rounded to nearest hundred.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of people currently in receipt of supplementary benefit from each of the Department of Health and Social Security local offices in the Oldham district; and what were the numbers, from each office, for 1978, 1979 and 1980, respectively.

November 1978November 1979December 1980August 1981
Oldham10,70010,10011,40013,800
Failsworth8,0007,8008,6009,800

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases. Totals rounded to nearest hundred.