§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the written answers given to the hon. Member for Norfolk North, Official Report, 1 August 1978, c. 272–6, and the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker), Official Report, 2 August 1978, c. 434, showing the numbers of people living below, at or near supplementary benefit level in 1977.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My Department is working further on the 1977 figures. It will be some weeks before I can let my hon. Friend have all this information.