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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 6th February 1986.


Mr. Foulkes Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will state, for each of the following categories of supplementary benefit recipients, the numbers receiving laundry additions, the average amount received by each person and the total amount paid (a) pensioners aged 60 to 79 years of age, (b) pensioners aged 80 years and over, (c) disabled pensioners, namely, those receiving benefits related to disability or continuing incapacity, aged 60 to 79 years and (d) all other non-pensioner recipients;

(2) if he will state, for each of the following categories of supplementary benefit recipients, the numbers receiving diet additions, the average amount received by each person and the total amount paid (a) pensioners aged 60 to 79 years, (b) pensioners aged 80 years and over, (c) disabled pensioners, namely, those receiving benefits related to disability or continuing incapacity, aged 60 to 79 years and (d) all other non-pensioner recipients;

(3) if he will state, for each of the following categories of supplementary benefit recipients, the numbers receiving heating additions, the average amount received by each person and the total amount paid (a) pensioners aged 60 to 79, (b) pensioners aged 80 years and over, (c) disabled pensioners, namely, those receiving benefits related to disability or continuing incapacity, aged 60 to 79 years and (d) all other non-pensioner recipients.

Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.