HC Deb 17 November 1958 vol 595 cc94-5W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will give the number of persons at the most recent convenient date in the Borough of Southwark now receiving unemployment and sickness benefits, retirement and old-age pensions, widows' benefits and the 10s. widow's pension, who are also in receipt of supplementary payments from National Assistance.

Miss Pitt

The Borough of Southwark is served by two National Assistance Board offices which between them cover both that Borough and the Borough of Bermondsey. Following are the available figures for the office which covers the greater part of Southwark:

Weekly National Assistance grants at 30th September, 1958, paid as supplements to Number
Unemployment benefit 125
Sickness benefit 139
Retirement pension 1,877
Non-contributory old age pension 202
Widow's benefit (including 10s. widow's pension) 37