HC Deb 17 March 1952 vol 497 cc169-70W
Mr. Ewart

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will state the number of persons in Sunderland who are in receipt of unemployment benefit, sickness benefit or retirement pensions and are receiving supplementary allowances from the Assistance Board.

Mr. Peake

About 7,500 recipients of unemployment or sickness benefit or retirement pension are receiving regular weekly grants of National Assistance from the Board's three offices in Sunderland, the areas of which, however, extend beyond the boundaries of the Sunderland County Borough.