§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will detail the latest information on the number of persons living in households drawing supplementary benefit.
§ Mr. Portillo
In February 1987, the latest date for which information is available, the total number of persons dependent on supplementary benefit was 8,350,000.
Source: DHSS quarterly statistical inquiry.
§ Mr. Graham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many are in receipt of supplementary benefit at each Department of Health and Social Security office in the Renfrew, West and Inverclyde constituency area; and how many were in receipt of benefit in June 1983.
§ Mr. Scott
In 1983, the constituency of Renfew, West and Inverclyde was covered by the Department's offices at Paisley, Paisley, West, Port Glasgow and Greenock. However, in March 1984, Paisley, West became part of Johnstone local office. The local office and constituency boundaries are not conterminous.
The number of people receiving supplementary benefit from these offices on 5 May 1987, the latest date for which information is available, and on an equivalent date in 1983 is as follows:
1987 1983 Paisley ILO 16,581 13,935 Paisley West AO — 7,094 Johnstone ILO 7,941 — Greenock ILO 12,065 9,822 Port Glasgow ILO 5,348 4,291 Totals 41,935 35,142
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action
ILO = Integrated Local Office
AO= Area Office