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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefits

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefits on 2nd December 1985.


Mrs. Beckett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in each year since its introduction, what has been the gross and net saving from the removal from (a) 16 and 17-year-olds, (b) 18 to 20-year-olds supplementary benefit non-householders' rent addition; and what would be the cost of reversing these changes in a full year at 1985-86 benefit rates.

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