HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 c636W
Mr. McTaggart

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the number of people in (a) Glasgow and (b) Scotland who have income levels (i) below supplementary benefit level, (ii) at supplementary benefit level and (iii) up to 40 per cent. above supplementary benefit level; and if he will also express these numbers as percentages of the populations of Glasgow and Scotland.

Dr. Boyson

[pursuant to his reply, 8 February 1984, c. 666]: The information requested relating to Scotland is shown in the following table. The figures are based on estimates published in "Low Income Families—1981", copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House.

Persons in Scotland, including children, living in families with incomes of less that 140 per cent, of supplementary benefit level— 1981 average
Percentage of population in Scotland
Below supplementary benefit level 160,000 3
In receipt of supplementary benefit 480,000 9
Not receiving supplementary benefit but with income at that level or within 40 per cent, above 860,000 17