HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c602W
Sir Thomas Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what figures are available on the proportion of social security benefits actually claimed by people eligible to receive them; and what are the comparable figures for the previous years for which information is available.

Mr. Burt

The latest available information is contained in the estimates of take-up of income-related benefits for 1987; these relate to housing benefit, family income supplement and supplementary benefit. Comparisons with previous years are included. Copies are available in the Library.