§ Mr. Charles Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide the following information about the Thames North supplementary benefits office, Scarborough Street, London E1, and the Thames South supplementary benefits office, Marshalsea Road, London SE1, during the most recent week for which there are figures: (a) how many claimants called at each office during that week, (b) how many were refused any supplementary benefit payment at each office during that week, (c) how much money in total was paid out to claimants at each office during that week and (d) how many vouchers for board, lodging, meals or clothing were issued at each office during that week.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The information is as follows for the week ended 12 May 1981:
Thames North Thames South a. Total number of callers 1,697 905 b. Total number of callers refused any supplementary benefit payment 18 82 c. Estimate total money paid out* £39,000 £18,000 d. Total number of vouchers issued for: i. Board and Lodging needs 240 649 ii. Meals None None iii. Clothing None None *Precise information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.