§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many 237W persons, for each month since 20th December, 1970, have had their entitlement to a supplementary allowance terminated as a result of the application of the standard control procedures after four weeks and three months; how many in both these categories have each month had their allowance extended; and how
LIMITED AWARDS MADE AT THE OUTSET OF A CLAIM Applications for renewal of allowance† Appeals heard Statistical period Limited awards Allowance extended Allowance refused All Successful 16th December, 1970–19th January, 1971* … 7,845 536 235 54 6 20th January, 1971–16th February, 1971 … 6,310 354 157 38 5 17th February, 1971–23rd March, 1971* … 7,010 524 177 80 18 24th March, 1971–20th April, 1971 … 5,290 370 170 80 7 21st April, 1971–18th May, 1971 … 5,887 477 157 84 15 * Five-week period. † Within 6 weeks of the end of the limited allowance.
LIMITED AWARDS MADE AFTER 3 MONTHS AND PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCE CEASED† Appeals heard Statistical period Number of Cases All Successful 16th December, 1970–23rd March, 1971* … 672 19 3 * 13 weeks. On 16th December, 1970 records were put on a quarterly basis, distinct from records of limitations at the outset of a claim. † Since 16th December, 1970, records have been kept only of cases in which payment of an allowance ceased following limitation of an allowance after 3 months, either because the claimant made no application for a renewal of his allowance or made an application and was refused.
§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons have so far had their entitlement to supplementary allowance terminated by both the standard control procedures, respectively, after four weeks and three months in each of the Department's administrative regions during each month since June, 1968.