HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 cc251-2W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will detail the number of people claiming social security benefits from the Dewsbury office of his Department; and what this figure represents as a percentage of the population served by this office.

Dr. Boyson

At present the Dewsbury local office is handling 14,500 supplementary benefit claims. Local offices do not keep a record of the total number of people receiving contributory benefits in their area. A comparison with the population served is not available: local office areas and census districts are not conterminous.