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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 20th November 1985.


Mr. Andrew Bowden Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many pensioner householders he estimates are receiving supplementary benefit additional requirements for service charges and ground rent paid by leaseholders; and what is the average amount of additional requirement paid for this purpose;

(2) how many pensioners living in special leasehold housing schemes for the elderly receive supplementary benefit or housing benefit.

Mr. Major I regret that the information requested is not available.