HC Deb 21 July 1975 vol 896 c98W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons in Merseyside in total, and in Wirral and Liverpool specifically, have been paid supplementary benefit in each of the first six months of 1974 and 1975.

Mr. O'Malley

I regret that the information is not available in the form requested, but the hon. Member may wish to know that the numbers of persons receiving regular payments of supplementary benefit from offices within the areas requested and for the only months available within the periods requested were as follows:—

Liverpool Wirral Merseyside
January 1974 51,000 22,000 119,000
April 1974 52,000 22,000 122,000
February 1975 52,000 22,000 121,000
May 1975 53,000 23,000 122,000