§ Mrs. Beckett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report (a) the number of sick and disabled people receiving supplementary benefit, (b) the number of sick and disabled adult dependants of people receiving supplementary benefit and (c) the number of sick and disabled child dependants of people receiving supplementary benefit.
§ Mr. Whitney
At December 1983 it is provisionally estimated that about 242,000 claimants were in receipt of supplementary benefit because of sickness or disability. Information is not available about the numbers of sick or disabled dependants of claimants.