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Benefits (Claimants)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average amount received per household in supplementary benefit in the London borough of Southwark in January 1987 and the equivalent dates since 1979.

No information is available about the average amount of supplementary benefit received per household in the London borough of Southwark. The following information relates to the average amount of supplementary benefit per claimant in the social security London south region. Some households contain more than one claimant.

Average weekly supplementary benefit


February 197914·69
February 198016·49
February 198120·85
February 198227·40
February 1983


February 1984

1 223·51

February 198527·32
February 1986329·71

1 Reduction due to the introduction of housing benefit.

2 Provisional figure.

3 Latest date for which information is available.

Source: DHSS quarterly statistical enquiries.

Family Practitioner Committees (90)

Associated DHAs (191)

Chairman appointed 1 April 1985 unless otherwise indicated

Term of appointment


New chairman from 1 April 1987 unless otherwise indicated


AvonBristol and Weston Frenchay SouthmeadMr. Phillip Price, MA2 yearsSolicitorMrs. Martha PerriamTeacher
Barking and HaveringBarking, Havering and BrentwoodMr. Michael Keegan, BSc, CEng2 yearsRetiredMiss Delva Patman, FRICS, ACIArbChartered Surveyor
BarnetBarnetMr. James Lemkin, MA2 yearsSolicitorReappointed
BarnsleyBarnsleyCllr. John Driver2 yearsRetiredReappointed
BedfordshireNorth Bedfordshire South BedfordshireMrs Winnie Brothwood, CBE, SRN, SCM, HV4 yearsRetired
BerkshireEast Berkshire West BerkshireMr. Godrey Odds, ASVA4 yearsChartered Valuer and Surveyor
BirminghamCentral Birmingham East Birmingham North Birmingham South Birmingham West BirminghamDr. A. Llewellyn Lloyd, CStJ, JP, MB, ChB, MRSC, LRCP4 yearsGeneral Medical Practitioner
BoltonBoltonMrs. Margaret Rothwell, FPS4 yearsPharmacist
BradfordBradford AiredaleMr. James Ferguson, FCA, ATII2 yearsChartered AccountantReappointed
Brent and HarrowBrent HarrowMrs. Renee Myers4 yearsHousewife Company Director
BromleyBromleyMr. Bryan Collins, FSCA, FRAES4 yearsCompany Director
BuckinghamshireAylesbury Vale Milton Keynes WycombeMr. David Griffiths, LLB2 yearsSolicitorMrs. Susan Mourin, BDS, LDS, RCSGeneral Dental Practitionei
BuryBuryDr. James Burt, MB, ChB,4 yearsGeneral Medical Practitioner
CalderdaleCalderdaleMr. Alan Mackereth, FBCO, resignation effective 31 March 19874 yearsOphthalmic Optician
CambridgeshireCambridge Huntingdon PeterboroughDr. Derek Cracknell, MBE, MB, BS2 yearsGeneral Medical PractitionerReappointed
Camden and IslingtonHampstead Bloomsbury IslingtonDr. David Cohen, MA, MB, BS, LRCP, MRCS, FRCGP2 yearsGeneral Medical PractitionerMr. Ken Judge, MADirector, Kings Fund Institute
CheshireChester Crewe Halton Macclesfield WarringtonMr. Simon Cussons, FCA2 yearsChartered AccountantReappointed
City and East LondonCity and Hackney Newham Tower HamletsMr. James Keir, QC, MA4 yearsQC Retired
ClevelandHartlepool North Tees South TeesDr. Hugh Donaldson, MB, ChB2 yearsGeneral Medical PractitionerMr. Cyril Hargreaves, MARetired
Cornwall and Isles of ScillyCornwall and Isles of ScillyMr. Myles Varcoe4 yearsChartered Accountant
CoventryCoventryThe Lady Butterworlh4 yearsDistrict Organiser Citizens Advice Bureaux
CroydonCroydonMr. Michael Pringle4 yearsSolicitor
CumbriaEast Cumbria South Cumbria West CumbriaMrs. Valerie Rickerby4 yearsHousewife, retired Journalist