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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many households, in receipt of supplementary benefits, and at what cost, were assisted within the

Description of project£
HEALTH AUTHORITIES
Northern Region
East Cumbria Health AuthorityWalk-in Centre75,800
Newcastle Health AuthorityExtension of Services at Drug Dependence Unit146,670
South Tyneside Health AuthorityCommunity Psychiatric Nursing Team103,670
Yorkshire Region
Leeds Western Health AuthorityDrug Screening Equipment14,800
Leeds Western Health AuthorityCommunity Based Drug Addiction Service78,412
York Health AuthorityAdvisory and Counselling Service for Drug Misusers15,000
Trent Region
North Lincolnshire Health AuthorityInformation gathering and co-ordination23,680
Nottingham Health AuthorityOutpatient/Community Centre138,224
East Anglian Region
East Anglian Regional Health AuthorityPart-time Clinic in Norwich105,475
Cambridge Health AuthorityStreet based Clinic for Young Drug Misusers186,644
Peterborough Health AuthorityDrug Screening Equipment3,450
North West Thames Regional Health Authority
Hillingdon Regional Health AuthorityEducational/Preventative Programme109,555
Paddington and North Kensington Health AuthorityTherapy Service for Drug Misusers and Families187,500
Riverside Health AuthorityDrug Screening Service19,836
Riverside Health AuthorityImprovement of Drug Screening Facilities26,000
North Hertfordshire Health AuthorityDrug Education and Screening Service16,877

housing benefit scheme with (i) their heating costs, (ii) their lighting costs, (iii) their hot water costs: (iv) their cooking costs in each of the years for which figures are available.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has of the number of young people still at school who are able to obtain supplementary benefit from his Department.

Supplementary benefit may be paid to young people who are remaining after the age of 16 in full-time, non-advanced education if they fall into one of four special groups. These include, broadly, those who have a child of their own, or are severely handicapped and would be unlikely to obtain work within 12 months, or are orphans not being cared for by anyone else, or are estranged from their parents. Separate statistics are not kept of the number of young people who fall into these categories.