HC Deb 19 July 1984 vol 64 c325W
Mr. Pike

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

Dr. Boyson

Burnley local office is currently handling 16,200 supplementary benefit cases. 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 coterminous.