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Benefits (Leeds)

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in the Leeds, West constituency are currently in receipt of (a) supplementary benefit, (b) invalidity benefit, (c) housing benefit, (d) sickness benefit, (e) mobility allowance, and (f) maternity benefit; and how many people have received single payments in the current financial year.

The Leeds, West constituency is covered by two of the Department's local offices at Leeds, West and Leeds, North-West, but their boundaries are not conterminous. The table shows the number of people receiving benefit from those offices on the latest date for which information is available:—

at 5 May 1987at 2 June 1987
Supplementary Benefit*27,739
Invalidity and Sickness Benefit5,549
Maternity Benefit379

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

In the period from 8 April 1987 to 2 June 1987, there have been 22,209 awards of single payments.

I regret that information about mobility allowance is not available and that the only available information on housing benefit relates to the entire Leeds city council area, and cannot be disaggregated by constituency.