Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments – 14 July 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments on 14th July 1986.


Mr. Gordon Brown Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list by area offices the numbers claiming single payments on 2 July in Scotland.

Mr. Major On 2 July a special count was made of the number of people whose single payment claims were being processed in local offices in Scotland. The information then obtained is set out in the following table:
Number of people whose single payment claims were being processed

Office | Number

Aberdeen North | 377
Aberdeen South | 261
Airdrie | 2,749
Arbroath | 128
Ayr | 3,962
Bellshill | 2,468
Bathgate | 2,642
Campbeltown | 26
Clydebank | 1,594
Coatbridge | 2,650
Cowdenbeath | 288
Cumbernauld | 2,375
Dumbarton | 547
Dumfries | 254
Dundee East | 568
Dundee West | 850
Dunfermline | 609
East Kilbride | 1,885
Edinburgh (City) | 1,807
Edinburgh (East) | 3,089
Edinburgh (North) | 2,395
Edinburgh (South) | 2,376
Edinburgh (West) | 2,536
Elgin | 145
Falkirk | 552
Fort William | 82
Galashiels | 185
Glasgow (Anniesland) | 1,302
Glasgow (Bridgeton) | 435
Glasgow (City) | 931
Glasgow (Craigton) | 1,018
Glasgow (Cranstonhill) | 101
Glasgow (Dalmarnock) | 549
Glasgow (Laurieston) | 2,951
Glasgow (Maryhill) | 427
Glasgow (Parkhead) | 922
Glasgow (Partick) | 1,563
Glasgow (Provan) | 5,822
Glasgow (Rutherglen) | 5,477
Glasgow (South Side) | 3,733
Glasgow (Springburn) | 931
Greenock | 850
Hamilton | 1,133
Inverness | 499
Irvine | 4,068
Johnstone | 776
Kilmarnock | 2,161
Kirkcaldy | 1,091
Lerwick | 9
Leven | 311
Motherwell | 4,009
Oban | 73
Paisley | 4,196
Perth | 265
Peterhead | 258
Port Glasgow | 1,590
Stirling | 810
Stornoway | 73
Stranraer | 48
Wick | 66

Total | 85,848