HC Deb 04 May 1982 vol 23 cc28-9W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report, for each of his Department's local offices serving the Wolverhampton, North-East constituency, the current number of non-pensioner and pensioner claimants; and if he will give comparable figures for 1979, 1980 and 1981.

Mr. Newton

The information requested is as follows:

Figures for supplementary benefits are the number of cases in action on the dates shown. Figures for contributory benefits are the number of claims received in the four-week period ended on the date shown. Extensive boundary changes occurred in the areas served by the local offices at the end of 1979 so the figures are not directly comparable from year to year.