HC Deb 03 April 1973 vol 854 c53W
Dr. John A. Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Insurance pensioners living in the area covered by his West Cumberland offices are in receipt of supplementary benefits.

Mr. Dean

In the area covered by my Department's Workington and White-haven local offices, about 5,200 national insurance pensioners, including widows over the age of 60, are also receiving a supplementary pension. It is estimated that, in addition, about 1,000 wives with retirement pension are provided for in their husband's supplementary pension.