HC Deb 07 December 1987 vol 124 cc51-2W
Mr. Cummings

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what amounts were paid out by the supplementary benefit offices at Seaham and Peterlee in the form of (a) single payments and (b) urgent needs payments from (i) March 1985 to March 1986 and (ii) March 1986 to March 1987.

Mr. Portillo

Information about urgent needs payments is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Information about single payments is given in the table.

1985–86 £ 11986–87 £
Seaham 237,886 197,572
Peterlee 453,083 417,003
Notes: Information given is for the periods 10 April 1985 to 8 April 1986 and 9 April 1986 to 7 April 1987.
1 The figures for 1986–87 are provisional and subject to amendment.