HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 c718W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total number of income support claimants who continue to receive transitional addition; and what proportion of these are pensioners.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I regret that the information requested is not available. Based on the May 1988 annual statistical inquiry an estimated 570,000 income support claimants were receiving a transitional addition immediately after the April 1989 annual benefit uprating, of whom an estimated 255,000 were aged 60 or over.