HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 cc109-10W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will give the total number of persons in receipt of National Assistance in the county borough of West Ham for a stated date in June, 1951, and June, 1962; how much National Assistance was paid to recipients in those weeks; and to what extent these amounts covered payment for rents in each instance.

Mrs. Thatcher

The number of persons in receipt of weekly national assistance allowances in the County Borough of West Ham was 6,173 at 26th June, 1951, and 7,263 at 26th June, 1962. Information is not available in respect of the remainder of the Question.