§ Mr. Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of people in (a) Yorkshire and Humberside, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) Kirklees and (d) the Huddersfield areas currently in receipt of supplementary benefit; how many of the claimants are retirement pensioners; and how these numbers compare with the corresponding figure for 1979.
§ Mr. Major
The table shows the number of people in(a) Yorkshire and Humberside (b) West Yorkshire (c) Kirklees and (d) Huddersfield, receiving supplementary benefit on 11 February 1986—the latest figures available—and 15 May 1979—the earliest figures available. It also shows how many of these were over pension age.243W
15 May 1979 11 February 1986 all supplementary benefit claimants over pension age all supplementary benefit claimants all supplementary benefit claimants over pension age all supplementary benefit claimants Yorkshire and Humberside 169,720 287,678 157,587 479,999 West Yorkshire 69,654 124,925 65,099 197,423 Kirklees 12,004 19,055 10,321 31,262 Huddersfield 5,862 9,470 5,277 16,189