§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the administrative cost of assessing a claim for (a) an industrial injury, (b) housewives non-contributory invalidity pension and (c) non-contributory invalidity pension.
§ Mr. Newton
These benefits form only a small part of the work of the Department, and it is difficult to make detailed estimates of the costs of administering them. In very rough terms, the cost of assessment for any of them is of the order of £100.