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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were in receipt of supplementary benefit in the city of Manchester and Greater Manchester, respectively, at the latest date for which figures are available; and what were the figures at the same date in 1979.

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. However, the numbers of people claiming supplementary benefit from the local offices in the city of Manchester and Greater Manchester, at February 1979 and February 1982, the latest available date, are given below. These offices may also cover people who live outside the areas concerned.

February 1979February 1982
City of Manchester57,50074,000
Greater Manchester (including the City)178,000238,000
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action in local offices.