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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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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 1979February 1982 (latest available date)
All supplementary pensioners2,6002,800
Single-parent families*600800
All supplementary beneficiaries5,1007,500
* 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.