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Benefit Payments

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide information for each of his Department's offices at Bradford and Keighley on total expenditure on supplementary single payments and number of payments granted for the periods (i) January 1985 to December 1985, (ii) January 1986 to December 1986, (iii) August 1985 to July 1986 and (iv) August 1986 to July 1987.

[holding answer 2 December 1987] Information about single payment expenditure and the number of payments made for each of the Department's offices in Bradford and Keighley is given in the tables.

Table I
Number of payments
Bradford East16,81819,61414,3622,090
Bradford South12,16714,96212,2491,919
Bradford West12,20815,64413,3202,175
Table 2
Bradford East1,199,0161,595,3871,219,857181,569
Bradford South769,6911,052,278916,405147,769
Bradford West1,215,0771,358,7791,149,496196,967
1 Figures for 1986–87 and 1987–88 are provisional and subject to amendment.
1. Information is given for the year April to April.2. Figures for 1987–88 are given for the period 8 April 1987 to 28 July 1987.