HC Deb 12 February 1969 vol 777 c339W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of United Kingdom residents entitled to greater Social Security benefits than they currently receive who do not take the steps necessary to obtain them.

Mr. Swingler

Everything practicable is done to ensure that those who claim benefit under the various social security schemes receive their full entitlement. There is insufficient evidence on which to estimate how many people do not claim under the schemes although they are entitled. There is however an indication that, so far as supplementary benefit is concerned, the number of those entitled but failing to claim has substantially fallen since the introduction of the scheme in 1966.