§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the number of people, including children, living in households where the head is dependent on (a) supplementary allowance, (b) supplementary pension, (c) noncontributory invalidity pension, (d) family income supplement and (e) housing benefit.
§ Mr. Newton
Information is not available for housing benefit, nor in the precise form requested for the other benefits. However the estimated number of claimants and their dependents—including dependant children—is as follows for the benefits shown:
(thousands) (source and date) Supplementary Allowance 4,082 Annual Statistical Enquiry December 1981 Supplementary Pension 2,039 Non-contributory Invalidity Pension 142 1 per cent. sample May 1981 Family Income Supplement 585 10 per cent. sample October 1982
Some people will be receiving more than one of the benefits listed.