HC Deb 07 April 1987 vol 114 c189W
22. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the number of supplementary benefit claimants in Colne Valley constituency for the current year and for 1979.

Mr. Lyell

In February this year approximately 17,000 claimants were receiving supplementary benefit from the Huddersfield local office which serves the constituency of Colne Valley. The equivalent figure for February 1979 was 10,000.