§ Mr. McTaggart
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were in receipt of supplementary benefit in (a) Glasgow and (b) Scotland (i) at the latest available date and (ii) in May 1979.
§ Mr. Newton
The numbers of supplementary benefit cases in action in local offices in Glasgow and in Scotland at the latest available date and in May 1979 were as follows:
May 1979 (thousands) February 1983 (thousands) Glasgow (excluding Cumbernauld) 74.3 118.9 Scotland 293.0 454.9
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.