HC Deb 22 November 1982 vol 32 cc371-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Sevices whether he will give for the latest and most convenient stated date the numbers of persons in receipt of the various types of social security benefits in each group of benefit payment in the London borough of Newham; and if he will give comparative figures for each quarter from May 1979; and what were the total amounts paid in each such quarter.

Mr. Newton

Information is available only for unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit, as shown in the following table. It relates to claimants receiving these benefits from offices situated within the constituency, also as shown, rather than claimants living in the constituency. Total amounts paid are not available on a constituency basis.

Unemployment Benefit Supplementary Benefit
May 1979 1,900 17,200
August 1979 1,800 17,600
November 1979 1,900 16,800
February 1980 4,000 17,100
May 1980 2,700 17,100
August 1980 3,600 18,800
November/December 1980 4,400 18,700
February 1981 5,200 19,600
May 1981 * 20,300
August 1981 * 22,300
November/December 1981 * 22,800
February 1982 4,800 23,900
May 1982 5,300 24,600
August 1982 4,900 25,400
* Not available due to effects of industrial action.


Unemployment Benefit: Quarterly 100 per cent. count of unemployed claimants.

Supplementary Benefit: 100 per cent. count of cases in action in Local Offices.

Unemployment Benefit Offices: Canning Town, East Ham, Stratford.

Supplementary Benefit Offices: Canning Town, Plaistow, Woodgrange Park.

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