§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Dundee are currently in receipt of supplementary benefit and how many are pensioners, heads of one-parent families, or unemployed.
§ Mr. Lyell
The city of Dundee is covered by two of the Department's offices, Dundee east and Dundee west, but their boundaries are not conterminous with those of the city. The numbers of people receiving supplementary benefit from those offices on 13 August 1986, the latest available figures, were as follows:
Number Unemployed 11,048 Over pension age 5,961 Others including one-parent families 7,214 Total 24,223
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.
§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of pensioners who would now qualify for supplementary benefits if it were not for the payment of occupational pensions.