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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Single Payments on 30th June 1986.


Mr. Corbett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will state (a) how many single payments have been made under regulation 28 of the Supplementary Benefit (Single Payments) Regulations for each year since November 1981 to the following categories of claimants: (i) pensioners, (ii) unemployed, (iii) sick and disabled, (iv) single parents and (v) others, (b) the cost by year and on average for each category, (c) how many of these payments have been made to the long-term unemployed, (d) how much it is expected to save by its abolition and (e) how much under or overestimation should be taken into account in the figures.

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