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Supplementary Benefit Recipients (Dundee)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Dundee are in receipt of supplementary benefit; and how many of these are pensioners and the heads of one-parent families.

Following is the information at August 1981. It relates to people receiving supplementary benefit from the two DHSS local offices in Dundee, which also cover areas outside Dundee itself.

Supplementary beneficiaries (thousands)
All beneficiaries18·1
Supplementary pensioners7·2
One-parent families*1·8
* Excludes those recorded in other groups, e.g. widows with national insurance benefit and unemployed people. (Nationally, an estimated 6 per cent, of one-parent families claim supplementary benefit for other reasons.)

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases.