HC Deb 18 May 1982 vol 24 c86W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current number of pensioner and non-pensioner claimants in Irlam and Cadishead; and what were the comparable figures for 1979, 1980 and 1981.

Mr. Newton

The information requested is as follows:

Number of non-pensioner and pensioner claimants at the Salford (South) office which serves Irlam and Cadishead are as follows. (Separate figures for those claimants living in Irlam and Cadishead are not available except at disproportionate cost).

16 March 1982 17 March 1981 18 March 1980 20 March 1979
Supplementary benefits office Salford (South)
Non-pensioners 6,687 4,976 3,798 3,790
Pensioners 4,290 4,268 4,307 4,288
Contributory benefits office Salford (South)
Non-pensioners 1,418 1,659 2,120 2,471
Pensioners 81 39 104 72
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.