§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons living in the Creggan and Bogside areas of Londonderry are in receipt of unemployment pay, of family income supplement and of supplementary benefits; and what is the total weekly sum being paid out.
§ Mr. Channon
My right hon. Friend regrets that to answer the first part of the Question would require a disproportionate amount of time and effort. The total amount of benefit of all kinds paid to claimants in the Creggan and Bogside areas of Londonderry is estimated to be about 50,000 each week.