§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pensioners in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) Oldham metropolitan borough council and (d) Kirklees metropolitan borough council there are with incomes below the supplementary benefits level; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
Information is not available about pensioners living in particular areas, whose income is below supplementary benefit level. However, estimates of the numbers of families over pension age in Great Britain, who had incomes below supplementary benefit level during 1979, are included in the tables in "Low Income
Man-made fibre production* Thousand tonnes 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981* (Jan–Sept.) United Kingdom 551.8 607.2 596.3 449.8 295.6 Italy 445.4 452.5 450.2 432.3 367.4
Note: Total United Kingdom production in 1981 was 3,847,000 tonnes. The corresponding figure for Italy is not yet available.
* Includes manufacture of continuous filament yarn and staple fibre.
Sources: United Kingdom—Man-made Fibres Producers' Committee.
Italy—Bolletino Mensile di Statistica.