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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of single claimants aged 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 years, respectively, received (a) supplementary benefit as a non-householder in April and (b) supplementary benefit in their own right but share their home with people other than parents.

[pursuant to the reply, 3 July, c. 177]: I regret that the information asked for in (b) is not available. The latest available information for (a) is for December 1983 and is as follows:

Percentage of single supplementary benefit claimants (without dependants) receiving non-householder scale rates.
AgePercentage
1891
1986
2078
2173
2270
2365
2464
2557

NB The other categories are not just householders but include joint householders, boarders and claimants in hospital.