§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many residents of (a) Camden, (b) Barnet,(c) Greater London and (d) Holborn and St. Pancras, respectively, are currently in receipt of additional requirements; and what is the average entitlement in each case.
§ Mr. Whitney
This information is not collected on a local basis.
The Supplementary Benefits "Annual Statistical Enquiry", which is a sample survey of claimants' entitlement at a particular point in time, provides detailed information on a national basis. The provisional results of the 1983 "Enquiry" (the latest available) show that 612W 3,676,000 weekly payments for additional requirements were being made in December that year at an average rate of £3.46.