HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c216W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the number of people, including dependants, who qualify for supplemetary benefit.

Mr. Whitney

4.3 million people were in receipt of supplementary benefit for themselves and their dependants, together totalling 7.2 million people, at December 1983.