HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c303W
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:

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

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