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Supplementary Benefit Offices

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what amounts were paid out by the supplementary benefit offices at Seaham and Peterlee in the form of (a) single payments and (b) urgent needs payments from (i) March 1985 to March 1986 and (ii) March 1986 to March 1987.

Information about urgent needs payments is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Information about single payments is given in the table.

1985–86 £11986–87 £
Seaham237,886197,572
Peterlee453,083417,003
Notes: Information given is for the periods 10 April 1985 to 8 April 1986 and 9 April 1986 to 7 April 1987.
1 The figures for 1986–87 are provisional and subject to amendment.