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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Housing Benefit on 16th June 1986.

Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of, average amount paid, and annual cost of, housing benefit paid to (a) 16-year olds, (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 18-year-olds, respectively, for the latest available year.

Mr. Major This information is not collected centrally, and, I regret, could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.