§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of families with children claiming supplementary benefit were in receipt of one or more additional requirements at the latest date available.
§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the current average waiting time for a decision on supplementary benefit claims in his Department's Dundee, East and Dundee, West offices; and what are the corresponding figures for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Portillo
The average number of days taken to process claims to supplementary benefit are shown in the table.
Dundee, West Dundee, East 26 October 1982 4 4 25 October 1983 1 6 23 October 1984 2 4 22 October 1985 3 3 21 October 1986 3 2 20 October 1987 3 3
Figures prior to 1982 are no longer available.