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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 25th February 1987.


Mr. Carter-Jones Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether the supplementary benefit board and lodging allowance for people living in residential care homes includes a specific allocation towards each of the following (i) day care, (ii) purchase of clothing and (iii) holidays;

(2) if he is planning to introduce any extra financial help to people receiving supplementary board and lodging allowance in residential care homes;

(3) how any specific allocations within the supplementary benefit board and lodging allowance for people living in residential care homes are determined;

(4) when he is planning to announce the next increase in supplementary benefit board and lodging allowance for people living in residential care homes.

Mr. Major The supplementary benefit board and lodging allowance for people in residential care homes contains no specific allocations for particular items of expenditure.

Proposals for increases in benefits for people in homes were announced in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, North-East (Mr. Thurnham) on 12 February at column 362.