To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of retirement pensioners who have drawn supplementary benefit from the Seaham and Peterlee office within the Easington constituency over the last five years.
The table sets out the information requested.
|Number of people over pension age receiving a supplementary pension|
|10 May 1983||680||1,534|
|8 May 1984||910||1,779|
|8 May 1985||900||1,820|
|7 May 1986||1,000||2,041|
|5 May 1987||1,044||2,075|
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.