asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Kilmarnock currently are claiming supplementary benefit; how many are pensioners and one-parent families; and what were the corresponding figures for May 1979.
The numbers claiming from the Kilmarnock local office, including people who live ouside Kilmarnock itself, are as follows:
|May 1979||February 1982 (latest available date)|
|All supplementary pensioners||2,600||2,800|
|All supplementary beneficiaries||5,100||7,500|
|* Excludes some one-parent families in other groups; for example, widows with National Insurance Benefit and those who are unemployed.|
Source: 100 per cent. count of claims in action May 1979 and February 1982.