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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2380

(Question No. 5198)

Mr Blanchard asked the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 19 March 1987:

(1) How many persons in WA are receiving supporting parents benefits from his Department.

(2) How many of these persons reside in the Electoral Division of Moore.

Mr Howe —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) On 6 March 1987, there were 19,449 persons receiving supporting parents benefit in Western Australia.

(2) It is estimated that about 1,240 residents of Moore were receiving supporting parents benefit on 9 January 1987. Later information by electoral division is not available. The number of supporting parent beneficiaries in Western Australia on 9 January 1987 was 19,374.