§ Mr. Randall
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will give the number of persons in receipt of unemployment benefit and also in receipt of National Assistance at Gateshead at the latest convenient date and at the corresponding dates in 1961 and 1962, respectively.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The County Borough of Gateshe ad is served by two offices of the National Assistance Board, which between them also serve a considerable area extending beyond it including the Urban Districts of Felling and Washington. The numbers of recipients of unemployment benefit with supplementary assistance grants authorised by these offices were as follows:
December, 1961 269 December, 1962 600 December, 1963 526