§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people received urgent needs payments in 1984 in each of (a) the London borough of Camden (b) the London borough of Barnet (c) Greater London, and (d) Holborn and St. Pancras.
§ Mr. Whitney
[pursuant to his reply, 24 July 1985]: The information requested is collected on a local office basis; as local office boundaries are not conterminous with local authorities or parliamentary constituencies, the information is not available in the form requested. The 776W figures show the total number of urgent need decisions made by local offices serving any part of the areas in question in the year up to 9 April 1985.
Offices serving *Single payments Awards for living expenses London borough of Camden 538 4,270 London borough of Barnet 4 879 Greater London council area 3,097 46,769 Constituency of Holborn and St. Pancras 487 10,933 * These figures include awards and refusals.