HC Deb 25 July 1980 vol 989 c441W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the number of persons in Scotland who have exhausted their right to unemployment benefit and have been transferred to supplementary benefit as their income resources.

Mrs. Chalker

At 8 May 1980, the latest date for which information is available, an estimated 41,000 claimants in Scotland were receiving supplementary benefit after exhausting their entitlement to unemployment benefit.