§ 77. Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for each week since 3rd May, how many new claims 192W have been made for a family income supplement and each of the associated passport benefits; how many of these claims have so far been processed, and of those processed, how many were successful and how many were unsuccessful applications; and what has been the total administrative costs of the handling of these claims so far.
§ Mr. Dean
Up to 22nd June 12,284 claims to family income supplement had been successful out of 25,337 claims processed. The weekly figures for claims received are as follows:
3rd–11th May … … … 3,182 12th–18th May … … … 5,866 19th–25th May … … … 7,381 26th May–1st June … … 5,009 2nd–8th June … … … 5,080 9th–15th June … … … 4,862 16th–22nd June … … … 4,532
Because statistics about unsuccessful claims to the other benefits are collected in a different way I cannot at present add to the information given in replies to the hon. Member on 25th May and 29th June. I shall, however, write to him when the information becomes available. The administrative costs to date are not yet available.—[Vol 818, c 76–8; Vol. 820, c. 79–80.]