HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 cc135-6W
29. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons were drawing supplementary benefit from the Rotherham, Barnsley and Wath-upon-Dearne Department of Health and Social Security offices, respectively, at the latest available date; and what were the figures for the year 1979.

Mr. Newton

The numbers of cases in action for the local offices in Rotherham, Barnsley and Wath-upon-Dearne at December 1982 and the equivalent period in 1979 were as follows:

1979 1982
Thousands Thousands
Rotherham North 3.0 4.8
Rotherham South 9.7 L6.3
Barnsley East 5.4 8.9
Barnsley West 4.3 6.6
Wath-upon-Dearne 4.2 6.6

Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.