§ Mr. Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services at what level the £300 limit for single payments would now stand if it had been index-linked at its November 1980 level.
§ Mr. Newton
If the capital limit on single payments had been increased in line with the actual and forecast movement in the retail price index from November 1980 to November 1982—assuming a 9 per cent. increase over the 12 months to November 1982—its November 1982 level would be about £365.