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Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people at (a) Finsbury park, (b) Highgate and (c) Hoxton Department of Health and Social Security offices were in receipt of supplementary benefit in April 1987, April 1983 and April 1979.

The table shows the numbers of people receiving supplementary benefit from the three local offices serving the hon. Member's constituency on 10 February 1987—the latest date for which information is available—and on comparable dates in earlier years:claiming supplementary allowance, (2) claiming supplementary pension, (3) dependent on supplementary pensions and (4) dependent on supplementary allowance.

[pursuant to his reply, 5 May 1987, c. 369–70]: The information is as follows:widows and retirement pensions, non-contributory invalidity pension and supplementary benefit without any national insurance benefit; and if he will estimate the corresponding figures for 1987–88.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 May 1987, c. 263]: The available information is given in the table.

6 No comparable estimate can be made.

7 Excludes non contributory RP.

8 All figures to nearest thousand.

9 Supplementary benefit load excluding claimants in receipt of national insurance benefits or pensions (other than industrial injury disablement benefits and pensions).