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Lambeth

Volume 33: debated on Thursday 2 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) in the Lambeth inner city partnership area how many single parents are on supplementary benefit; and what was the figure for May 1979;(2) in the Lambeth inner city partnership area how many people are in receipt of supplementary benefit; and what was the figure for May 1979.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The numbers receiving supplementary benefit from the local offices situated within the Lambeth inner city partnership area at August 1982 and May 1979 were as follows:

(Thousands)
May 1979August 1982
All Supplementary Benefit20·737·3
Single parent families*3·75·8

* Excludes some single parents included in other groups; eg widows unemployed etc.

Source: 100 per cent count of claims in action.