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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 24th October 1985.


Mr. Chris Smith Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list, for each month since January 1985, the total value of supplementary benefit payments made to persons of no fixed abode in (a) each of the local Department of Health and Social Security offices located in the inner London area, covered by the Inner London Education Authority, (b) the London north region and (c) the London south region.

Mr. Major The Department's local offices do not keep separate statistics on payments made to persons of no fixed abode. The information is therefore not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.