HC Deb 13 June 1984 vol 61 cc518-9W
Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payments were made under each of the single payment regulations in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; and what was the average amount for (a) the United Kingdom as a whole, (b) Scotland, (c) Strathclyde region, (d) local offices of his Department and (e) the Greenock and Port Glasgow office.

Dr. Boyson

The Supplementary Benefit (Single Payment) Regulations came into effect in November 1980. The information requested is therefore not available for that year. Estimates of the numbers and average amounts of single payments made under each regulation, in 1981 and 1982 in Great Britain only are available from the "Supplementary Benefit Annual Statistical Enquiries" for those years, copies of which are in the Library.

The information for 1983 is not yet available.