To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of claimants received a single payment in 1986–87, 1985–86 and 1984–85; and what was the average value of those payments.
I regret the information is not available in the precise form requested. Data are available from annual statistical inquiries only as follows:
|Percentage of claimants receiving single payments||Average payment (£)|
Source: Annual Statistical Enquiries.
Note: The information relates to single payments made in the 12 months preceding the annual statistical inquiry to claimants in receipt of benefit at the time of the inquiry. As a result, it does not record all the single payments made in the year.