HC Deb 18 November 1987 vol 122 cc573-4W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many elderly persons were admitted to

(10) how many elderly householders in receipt of supplementary benefit in the Wakefield metropolitan district during 1979, 1983 and 1986 were owner-occupiers.

Mr. Portillo

I regret that information is not available in precisely the form requested. No information is available concerning the number of claimants who are themselves, or who have within their household someone who is, over 80 or disabled or an owner-occupier. Nor are details available concerning the number of children living in families receiving supplementary benefit.

The Wakefield metropolitan district is served by Wakefield local office but the boundaries are not conterminous.

The table sets out the live load of cases in Wakefield local office for the dates requested, broken down into those required to register for work ; those under pension age not required to register for work ; and those over pension age.

The count of cases in action includes some cases where benefit has ceased to be paid but other action is still proceeding. The data include non-householders.

private residential homes with his Department's financial support in local authority areas other than that of their ordinary residence during the years ended 31 March 1984, 31 March 1985, 31 March 1986 and 31 March 1987.

Mr. Portillo

I regret that this information is not available.

Back to