HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c252W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his latest estimate of the number of(a) elderly people, (b) sick and disabled people, (c) unemployed people, (d) one-parent families, (e) others and (f) total who are not claiming benefit to which they are entitled, giving the date to which his estimates apply.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

Our latest estimates show that 90 per cent. of income-related benefit to which people are entitled is claimed.

The detailed information requested is as follows:

income supplement in 1988 as being more appropriate for this purpose, and we have no plans to 'review it at this stage.