§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the answer given to the hon. Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke), Official Report, 20th October 1976, columns 485–6.
§ Mr. Orme
On a United Kingdom basis the information for December 1976 is as follows:
Supplementary Benefit Claimants and dependants as percentage of population Supplementary Benefit Expenditure (by calendar years) as percentage of: GNP Public Expenditure 8.8* 1.40 2.43 * Based on estimates of the number of supplementary benefit claimants and their dependants.