§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security which local authorities have received and processed the most applications for transitional payments.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
[holding answer 14 December 1989]: Applications for housing benefit transitional payments were sent direct to the Department's transitional payments unit in Glasgow where they were processed. The 10 local authority areas which have generated the largest number of applications processed to date are as follows:
Numbers Glasgow 39,153 Sheffield 13,424 Liverpool 12,598 Birmingham 10,401 Manchester 10,241 Edinburgh 9,037 Newcastle-on-Tyne 8,720 Waltham Forest 8,131 South Tyneside 7,839 Newham 7,127