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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 22nd January 1987.


Mr. Chris Smith Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total expenditure on supplementary benefit to pay for bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families in England in 1985–86; what he anticipates the expenditure to be in 1986–87; and if he will give this information for (a) England as a whole, (b) each area of his Department and (c) each local authority area.

Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.