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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 13th March 1986.


Ms. Harman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are in receipt of supplementary benefit in the area of Oxted, Surrey.

Mr. Major Separate figures showing the number of people receiving supplementary benefit in Oxted, Surrey, are not available. Oxted forms a small part of the area covered for supplementary benefit purposes by the Department's office at Redhill. On 11 February 1986, the latest date for which information is available, there were 7,945 people receiving supplementary benefit from Redhill office.

Mr. Sean Hughes Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are presently awaiting single payments in the north-west region of his Department and nationally; and how many have been waiting for more than four weeks, eight weeks and 12 weeks, respectively.

Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Sean Hughes Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many single payments were made from the Huyton office of his Department during each of the last five years and in 1986 to date.

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