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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 13th March 1987.


Dr. Godman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claimants received payments for additional requirements at local offices in (a) Scotland, (b) Strathclyde region and (c) Greenock and Port Glasgow in each of the past five years.

Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 26 February 1987, c. 396]: In 1983, 264,000 supplementary benefit claimants in Scotland were receiving an additional requirement. Source: 1983 Annual Statistical Enquiry.