§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the cost of administration of supplementary benefits in each year since 1979–80 until the most recent date for which figures are available; and what percentage it represented of the total cost of supplementary benefits in each year.
§ Mr. Newton
The information is as follows:
Supplementary Benefit Year Administration Cost Administration cost as a proportion of benefit expenditure £ million Per cent. 1979–80 323 13 1980–81 408 13 1981–82 507 10