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Supplementary Benefits

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the number of supplementary benefits claimants (a) on the long-term rate and (b) on the long-term rate and receiving £6·50 a week or more in additional requirement payments.

  • (a) 2,530,000 claimants
  • (b) 214,000 claimants
  • Source: Annual Statistical Inquiry, February 1986.