HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 cc267-8W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report (a) the proportion of the unemployed who are receiving family income supplement and (b) for how long,

DHSS contribution (none is wholly funded by the Department)
1979–80 1980–81
£ £
Campaign for Homeless and Rootless 20,000 *
Coventry day centre 20,000 20,000
Cyrenians 40,000 *
Homeless Action and Accommodation † 3,000
NACRO (LANCE Manchester Project) 28,890 19,935
National Association of voluntary Hostels 2,500 *
Peter Bedford Project 8,750 *
Shilhay Community—Exeter ‡ 3,000
Total 126,140
* To be negotiated
† Short term pump priming grant
‡ Capital grant, for 1979–80 only

For 1979–80 the Supplementary Benefits Commission is making grants under schedule 5 to the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 to the following voluntary organisations providing services similar to those provided in reception centres for people without a settled way of living.

Aberdeen Cyrenians 3,500
Birmingham Committee for night shelter 5,500
Birmingham, St. Anne's 3,000
Birmingham, St. Basils (Boot night shelter) 6,000
Cambridge Cyrenians 1,000
Cardiff Cyrenians 3,000
Coventry Cyrenians 4,000
Edinburgh People's Palace 5,000

on average, the unemployed continue to receive family income supplement.

Mrs. Chalker

The hon. Member will know from my reply to him on 29 October that information is not available in the form requested.—[Vol. 972, c.437.]