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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 22: debated on Friday 30 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Islington and in Greater London, respectively, are currently claiming supplementary benefit; how many are pensioners; and how these figures compare with May 1979.

Information is not available in the form requested. However, the numbers claiming from the four local offices, which deal with parts of Islington*, and the numbers claiming within the GLC area, are given in the following table:

May 1979February 1982
Claimants in Islington local offices
All supplementary benefit34,00046,000
Supplementary pension17,00017,000
Claimants in GLC area
All supplementary benefit434,000576,000
Supplementary pension248,000247,000

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action in local offices.

The local offices are Hoxton, Highgate, Stoke Newington and Finsbury Park. These offices will also deal with people who live outs de Islington.