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Benefits

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Slough are in receipt

county, (d) in Stockton-on-Tees and (e) broken down between major industries in line with standard Department of Trade and Industry classifications, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

The Department does not keep records in the form requested, but the following table gives some relevant information.of

(a) child benefit, (b) housing benefit, (c) additional heating allowance, (d) invalidity benefit, (e) mobility allowance, (f) special diet allowance and (g) sickness benefit.

Separate records for the Slough area are not held detailing the numbers of claimants in receipt of child benefit, housing benefit, additional heating allowance, mobility allowance or special diet allowance. The number of claimants at the Department's local office at Slough in receipt of sickness and invalidity benefit as at 6 May 1986 (the latest date for which information is available) is 2,384. Separate records are not kept of the number of claimants in receipt of sickness and invalidity benefit.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in the London borough of Newham are in receipt of (a) child benefit, (b) housing benefit, (c) additional heating allowance, (d) invalidity benefit, (e) mobility allowance, (f) special diet allowance and (g) sickness benefit.

The London borough of Newham is served by three of the Department's local offices, Canning town, Plaistow and Woodgrange park. Separate records are not kept by local office areas on the number of claimants who are in receipt of child benefit, housing benefit, additional heating allowance, mobility allowance or special diet allowance. The number of claimants in receipt of sickness and invalidity benefit at these offices as at 6 May 1986 (the latest date for which information is available) is as follows:

Sickness and Invalidity Benefit
Number
Canning Town748
Plaistow1,632
Woodgrange Park1,988
Separate records are not kept of the number of claimants in receipt of sickness and invalidity benefit.