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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many and what percentage of income support claimants under 60 years of age are repaying arrears of their poll tax by way of deductions from their benefit payments in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow. (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole.
Mrs. Gillian Shephard
Information on the number of income support claimants under age 60 with a deduction to clear their community charge arrears is not available. The total number of deductions in Greenock and Port Glasgow, Strathclyde and Scotland as a whole at 31 August 1990 is as follows:
|1The figure for Strathclyde includes Port Glasgow and Greenock.|