The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit Claims – 10 December 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit Claims on 10th December 1985.

Mr. Deakins Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the number of supplementary benefit claimants in Walthamstow in each of the past six years.

Mr. Major The table shows the number of people receiving supplementary benefit from the Department’s office at Walthamstow on 30 July 1985 – the latest figures available and at comparable dates in the preceding five years.

Date | Numbers

July 1985 | 13,486

July 1984 | 13,160

July 1983 | 13,081

July 1982 | 12,401

July 1981 | 10,840

July 1980 | 9,557