Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Board and Lodging Allowances on 25th April 1986.
Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in Burnley were receiving board and lodging allowances at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many were under 25 years of age.
Mr. Major I assume the hon. Member is referring to claims from people in ordinary board and lodging accommodation and hostels. The latest available information relates to the period 29 April 1985 to 28 July 1985 when some 600 claims, including 260 from those aged 25 and under, were assessed or reassessed by the local office in Burnley under the revised boarder rules.
This special count was not maintained beyond that period.