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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 10th June 1986.


Mr. Mason Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were in receipt of supplementary benefit in Barnsley during each of the years from 1979 to the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Barnsley is covered for social security purposes by two of the Department's offices; their boundaries are not conterminous with those of the town. The table shows the number of people in receipt of supplementary benefit from those two offices at 6 May 1986 and at comparable dates since 1979.


Year | Number

1979 | 9,805

1980 | 9,882

1981 | 11,943

1982 | 14,563

1983 | 15,016

1984 | 17,623

1985 | 18,690

1986 | 19,565


Source: 100 per cent. count of live cases in action.