HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 cc90-1W
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:

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.