HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c171W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many senior citizens in Scotland received state benefits additional to the standard pension in the periods(a) April 1987 to April 1988, (b) April 1988 to April 1989 and (c) April 1989 to April 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The latest version of the family expenditure survey (1987) shows that in Scotland 65 per cent. of pensioners in receipt of the retirement pension and supplementary benefit received at least one other social security benefit. It is not possible from the family expenditure survey to separate accurately retirement pension and supplementary benefit.