HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 c739W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the number of people (a) entitled to and (b) receiving each of the means-tested benefits for which his Department is responsible, including free prescriptions, milk, and so on; and what are the comparable figures for each of the past five years.

Mrs. Chalker

I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.