HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 c485W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total cost of expenditure on supplementary benifit in Scotland in each of the past three years.

Mr. Newton

Expenditure on supplementary benefit in Scotland is estimated as follows:

£ million
1979–80 218
1980–81 286
1981–82 452