asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what resources have been made available to the Boroughs of Haringey, Camden and Islington to pay for community care following the closure of Friern Barnet hospital.
The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of North-East Thames regional health authority for this information.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current annual cost and number of beds available in the Friern Barnet hospital; and what are the comparative figures for each year since 1980.
The table gives the average number of beds available in the Friern Barnet hospital (including the Halliwick unit) from 1980 to 1985, the latest date for which figures are available centrally:
|Year||Number of beds|
Number of beds
The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of Hampstead health authority, which manages the Friern Barnet hospital, concerning the cost of providing this service.
20 February 1979
15 February 1983
10 February 1987
Source: 100 per cent count of cases in action.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each region, including Scotland and Wales, his most recent estimate of the total numbers (a) claiming and (b) dependent on supplementary benefits; and if he will also list the numbers (1)
|Social Security Region||Claimants (thousands)||Numbers dependent (including claimants and partners) (thousands)|
|Supplementary allowance||Supplementary pension||Total||Supplementary allowance||Supplementary pension||Total|
Source: Annual statistical inquiry: December 1984.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures for the latest date available, showing the average annual number of people in receipt of each of the following benefits, distinguishing in each case between claimants, adult dependants and child dependants: national insurance unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, invalidity,
|Number of dependants2||Estimated average number for 1987–88|
|Benefit||Number of recipients1||Adult only||Adult and child||Child only||Total||Date|
|Unemployment benefit||950||141||—||—||141||13 November 1986||825|
|Sickness benefit||95||46||—||—||46||30 March 1985||80|
|Invalidity benefit||915||281||77||34||391||30 March 1985||965|
|Widows pension||395||—||—||58||58||30 September 1986||385|
|Retirement pension||79,555||127||10||8||145||30 September 1986||9,620|
|Severe disablement allowance4||245||4||1||1||7||30 March 1985||245|
|Supplementary benefit3||92,711||663||—||51,776||2,439||12 December 1984||6n.a.|
|1 Source (except supplementary benefit—Public Expenditure White Paper (Cmnd. 56)—figures for 1986–87.|
|2 Source—statistical sampling.|
|3 Source—Annual Statistical Enquiry 1984.|
|4 Severe disablement allowance replaced NCIP from November 1984.|
|5 Includes dependent children age 16 to 18.|