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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Unemployed Persons (Mortgage Interest)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Unemployed Persons (Mortgage Interest) on 7th April 1987.


Mr. Hoyle Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much he expects to save by the changes in the regulations on payment of mortgage interest for the unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major The estimated saving from the recent changes to the regulations on the amount included in supplementary benefit for mortgage interest for new claimants under 60 is £38 million in the year 1987-88, based on the latest available information.