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Social Security Benefits

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people are currently receiving family credit or income support in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole.

[holding answer 20 June 1990]: The figures requested are set out in the table.

Greenock and Port GlasgowStrathclydeScotland
Income Support116,076275,812490,067
Family Credit288314,99536,000
1 Data are derived from a 100 per cent. count of cases in action in May 1990, which include a number where benefit payment has ceased but other action is continuing and are provisional and subject to amendment.
2 Number of families receiving Family Credit in Greenock, Port Glasgow and Strathclyde on 1 June 1990 ie excludes awards on claims made before that date but not decided at that stage. For Scotland caseload is as at the end of March 1990, including backdated awards and is therefore provisional. Information on this basis is available only for Scotland as a whole.