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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 17th April 1986.


Mr. Wigley Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the per capita expenditure on social security benefits in England in the last year for which figures are available;

(2) what was the per capita expenditure on social security benefits in Wales in the last year for which figures are available;

(3) what was the per capita expenditure on social security benefits in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available;

(4) what is the number of claimants for each benefit administered by the Department of Health and Social Security in Wales;

(5) how many people are entitled to each of the benefit payments available through the Department of Health and Social Security in Wales; and what is the level of take-up.

Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.