HC Deb 01 July 1971 vol 820 cc191-2W
77. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for each week since 3rd May, how many new claims 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.]