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Benefit Claims

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide his latest available figure for the numbers of people claiming social security benefits for each Department of Health and Social Security office in Scotland.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1987]: The following table shows the numbers of people claiming locally-administered social security benefits at the latest available date. Information about the centrally paid social security benefits, eg retirement pension, is not available on an office-by-office basis

Local Office


Sickness/ Invalidity Benefit


Maternity Allowance


Severe Disablement Allowance


Industrial Disablement Benefit


Supplementary Benefit

Perth ILO1,8103625924509,125
Peterhead ILO1,0441822683184,478
Port Glasgow ILO1,666862565265,385
Shotts NIO1,50229193276
Stirling ILO3,9522966041,09311,027
Stornoway ILO675542031234,652
Stranraer ILO82463149923,129
Wick ILO8841662401694,488
Wishaw NIO4,339122425504
Abbreviations: ILO = Integrated Local Office.
AO = Area Office
NIO = National Insurance Office

1As at 7 April 1987

2Figures quoted show the numbers of current awards of disablement benefit at local offices on 10 February 1987. More than one award may be in payment to an individual beneficiary at any one time.

3 As at 10 February 1987.

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.