Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 16th December 1985.
Mr. Cohen Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the number of supplementary benefit claimants in Leyton and Leytonstone in each of the past six years.
Mr. Major The London postal districts of Leyton and Leytonstone are covered by the Department’s office at Leytonstone, although the boundaries are not conterminous. The number of people receiving supplementary benefit from that office on 30 July 1985 –
Year | Number
1980 | 6,444
1981 | 7,529
1982 | 8,252
1983 | 8,980
1984 | 9,629
1985 | 10,340
Source: 100 per cent. count of cases in action.