HC Deb 26 February 1975 vol 887 cc153-4W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated cost of raising the £1 disregard allowance to £2.

Mr. Alec Jones

The cost of raising the present £1 disregard in the supplementary benefit scheme to £2 would be of the order £10 million a year. The Social Security Benefits Bill at present before Parliament provides for a revised and improved system of disregards which it is proposed to bring into operation as soon as praticable after the main uprating of benefits takes place in April.