HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c76W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of people in Keighley currently in receipt of supplementary benefit; how many of them are (a) pensioners and (b) heads of one-parent families.

Mrs. Chalker

Following is the information at August 1980. It relates to people receiving supplementary benefit from the Keighley Office, which covers areas surrounding Keighley and Shipley.

People receiving supplementary benefit (thousand)
All beneficiaries 6.9
Supplementary pensioners 4.0
One-Parent families* 0.6
* Excludes some one-parent families in other groups, for example, widows with national insurance benefit and unemployed people.