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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures showing the average amount received in additional requirements to supplementary benefit (a) by all those claimants in receipt of such additions and (b) by claimants in receipt of such additions in the following specific categories: (i) retirement pensioners, (ii) the unemployed, (iii) the sick and disabled and (iv) one-parent families.

Provisional information at December 1983 is as follows:

Amount per week
All claimants3·55
Retirement pensioners3·61
Sick and disabled4·64
One parent families3·21

Source: Annual Statistical Enquiry 1983.