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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a list, showing by social security regions, for each year since 1981 the number of visits made by local officers to supplementary benefit claimants and the number of such visits made other than in respect of a new claim.

The numbers of effective visits made to supplementary benefit claimants in each Region for each year since 1981 are set out in the tables. The number of regions was reduced from nine to seven in 1982.

RegionAll effective visitsEffective visits other than in respect of a claim
1981
North East555,509343,294
East Midlands and East Anglia282,620164,843
West Midlands311,993185,994
London North267,418157,274
London South295,190169,403
London West214,211116,102
Wales/S. West502,793309,931
North West490,217321,924
Scotland405,200271,427
1982
North East632,273434,823
Midlands518,207340,265
London North452,953275,447
London South454,668267,788
Wales/S. West501,064318,636
North West530,540373,262
Scotland441,561312,282
1983
North East579,321377,276
Midlands479,901276,289
London North464,113277,858
London South421,368236,896
Wales/S. West474,845293,813
North West505,430323,582
Scotland456,996317,925
1984
North East491,626319,804
Midlands475,174286,814
London North438,716257,266
London South408,878230,565
Wales/S. West431,080258,724
North West446,719290,344
Scotland464,662326,627
1985 (to 12 March)
North East117,88477,896
Midlands105,97164,611
RegionAll effective visitsEffective visits other than in respect of a claim
London North93,53455,148
London South89,76952,102
Wales/S. West95,93357,743
North West97,89764,303
Scotland110,35379,524