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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 26th January 1987.


Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate for the most recent possible date (a) the cost of extending long-term supplementary benefit to the long-term unemployed and (b) how many claimants would benefit.

Mr. Major (a) £540 million; (b) 1.2 million claimants.