§ 26. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the increase in the number of retirement pensioners claiming supplementary benefit between 31st October, 1970 and 30th November, 1970; and how this figure compares with his Department's estimate of the increase in the number of pensioners eligible for supplementary benefit as a result of the increases in supplementary benefit levels on 2nd November. 1970.
§ 32. Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of retired people at present drawing State pension is also in receipt of supplementary benefits.