§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, further to his reply of 12 April,Official Report, columns 115–6, if he will supply numbers for each major client group in the statistics for those claiming supplementary benefit in 1979 and in 1987 for the David Lane and Shakespeare street offices of his Department.
§ Mr. Portillo
The information requested is as follows:91W
Office Supplementary benefits claimants under pension age Supplementary benefits claimants over pension age Total Required to register for employment Not required to register for employment Date of Count: 27 November 1979 David Lane 1,530 1,981 3,163 6,674 Shakespeare Street 1,906 2,310 4,988 9,204 Date of Count: 17 November 1987 David Lane 5,228 3,955 3,360 12,543 Shakespeare Street 5,265 5,009 5,146 15,420
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.