§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide the information which is available for Wirral, West, Wirral, South and Wallasey on the results of the 1983 Merseyside county council's take-up campaign in the manner of the answer given to the hon. Member for Birkenhead on 15 May, Official Report, columns 141–142.
§ Mr. Newton
The only offices of the Department serving Wirral, West and Wirral, South which were involved in the 1983 Merseyside county council take-up campaign are Birkenhead, North and Birkenhead, South. Information for these offices was given by my hon. Friend the Member for Brent, North (Dr. Boyson) in his reply to the hon. Member on 15 May at columns141–142.
The information for Wallasey is as follows:
Number Total number of post cards received* 1,631 Claims for weekly payments Awarded No entitlement Pensioners 73 405 Unemployed claimants 18 252 Others 28 173 Total 119 830 Claims for single payments Awarded† Amount (£) Pensioners 118 3,739 Unemployed claimants 225 16,603 Others 186 10,836 Total 529 31,178
* Either claims for an increase of benefit already in payment, or new claims.
† Records are not kept of the number of refusals of single payments.