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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments on 14th July 1986.


Mr. Gordon Brown Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list by area offices the numbers claiming single payments on 2 July in Scotland.

Mr. Major On 2 July a special count was made of the number of people whose single payment claims were being processed in local offices in Scotland. The information then obtained is set out in the following table:

Number of people whose single payment claims were being processed


Office | Number

Aberdeen North | 377

Aberdeen South | 261

Airdrie | 2,749

Arbroath | 128

Ayr | 3,962

Bellshill | 2,468

Bathgate | 2,642

Campbeltown | 26

Clydebank | 1,594

Coatbridge | 2,650

Cowdenbeath | 288

Cumbernauld | 2,375

Dumbarton | 547

Dumfries | 254

Dundee East | 568

Dundee West | 850

Dunfermline | 609

East Kilbride | 1,885

Edinburgh (City) | 1,807

Edinburgh (East) | 3,089

Edinburgh (North) | 2,395

Edinburgh (South) | 2,376

Edinburgh (West) | 2,536

Elgin | 145

Falkirk | 552

Fort William | 82

Galashiels | 185

Glasgow (Anniesland) | 1,302

Glasgow (Bridgeton) | 435

Glasgow (City) | 931

Glasgow (Craigton) | 1,018

Glasgow (Cranstonhill) | 101

Glasgow (Dalmarnock) | 549

Glasgow (Laurieston) | 2,951

Glasgow (Maryhill) | 427

Glasgow (Parkhead) | 922

Glasgow (Partick) | 1,563

Glasgow (Provan) | 5,822

Glasgow (Rutherglen) | 5,477

Glasgow (South Side) | 3,733

Glasgow (Springburn) | 931

Greenock | 850

Hamilton | 1,133

Inverness | 499

Irvine | 4,068

Johnstone | 776

Kilmarnock | 2,161

Kirkcaldy | 1,091

Lerwick | 9

Leven | 311

Motherwell | 4,009

Oban | 73

Paisley | 4,196

Perth | 265

Peterhead | 258

Port Glasgow | 1,590

Stirling | 810

Stornoway | 73

Stranraer | 48

Wick | 66

Total | 85,848