§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of elderly people in London who were in receipt of supplementary pension for 1986; and what was the figure for 1983.
§ Mr. Portillo
The Greater London area is served for supplementary pension purposes by 66 local offices of the Department, but their boundaries are not conterminous.
The number of people in receipt of supplementary pension at those offices at May 1986 and May 1983 was:
Number 7 May 1986 239,403 10 May 1983 235,713
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.