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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list (a) the number of claimants and (b) basis.

November 1970November 1974November 1979August 1981
(Thousands)
All supplementary beneficiaries13·815·417·321·9
Supplementary pensioners9·08·88·28·1
Unemployed1·63·55·710·0
Sick1·71·41·21·3
One-parent families1·01·41·92·2
Others0·50·40·30·3
* The 1970 figures are not strictly comparable with the others due to boundary changes in April 1974.