HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c350W
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