§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to the answer of 12 February, Official Report, columns 489–90, he will break down the total of social security claimants for 1985 into the categories (a) pensioners aged 80 years and over, (b) pensioners aged 60 to 79 years, (c) sick and disabled, (d) one-parent families, (e) low paid families, (f) unemployed families, (g) single people, (h) childless couples and (i) widows and others.
§ Mr. Major
More detailed information on the categories of supplementary benefit claimants in Leyton and Leytonstone is not available.
Details of the number of persons in receipt of supplementary benefit in December 1983 (the latest available information) in the categories requested, except low income families, is available nationally but not locally as follows:
*December 1983 000's Pensioners aged 80 years and over 444 Pensioners aged 60 to 79 years 1,206 Sick and disabled 241 One parent families 475 Unemployed families 461 Single people 3,329 Childless couples 536 Widows 15 Others 167
The number of low income families in receipt of family income supplement in December 1983† was 204,000.
* Annual Statistic Inquiry 1983.
† 10 per cent annual sample.