HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c113W
94. Mr. Sheldon

asked the Minister of Social Security what are the estimated costs of supplementary benefits for 1966 and 1967.

Mr. Pentland

£127.4 million in the financial year 1966–67 and £382 million in the financial year 1967–68. The estimated cost of National Assistance grants and non-contributory old age pensions between 1st April, 1966 and 28th November, 1966, when supplementary benefits commenced, is £172.9 million.