HC Deb 02 April 1982 vol 21 cc215-6W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each of his Department's local offices in Birmingham the number of outstanding claims due to recipients of supplementary benefit as a result of the supplementary rate increase levied by the West Midlands county council and Birmingham district council.

Mr. Newton

It is not possible to make valid estimates of the effect of the supplementary rate in isolation from other tasks on levels of outstanding work in the various Birmingham offices.

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