Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 15th May 1986.
Mr. Barry Jones Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Wales are currently in receipt of supplementary benefit; and what was the figure in May 1979.
Mr. Major The latest information available is as follows:
Year | Numbers
May 1979 | 175,000
February 1985 | 279,000
Source: Quarterly Statistical Enquiries