§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of the following categories of claimants in receipt of income support will receive no increase in their benefit payments as a result of the current year's uprating because of the effect of transitional additions:(a) pensioners, (b) persons in receipt of a disability premium, (c) single parents, (d) unemployed married couples, (e) unemployed single people, (f) unemployed with children, and (g) others.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
[holding answer 6 March 1989]: Precise information is not available. The estimated number of claimants in each of the categories listed who will receive no increase in benefit at this year's uprating is as follows:
Number Pensioners 200,000 Persons in receipt of disability premium 10,000 Lone parents 40,000 Unemployed couples without children 10,000 Unemployed single people 190,000 Unemployed couples with children 10,000 Others 110,000 Total 570,000