HC Deb 11 January 1985 vol 70 c569W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the reviews being undertaken on pensions, housing benefit and supplementary benefit to be completed.

Mr. Newton

We will be publishing our conclusions and proposals for change as soon as we are in a position to do so.

February 1974 scale-rates February 1974* scale-rates at 1984 values November 1984† scale-rates less specified sum
£ £ £
Wife only 5.70 19.49 6.45
Wife plus one child under five years 7.75 26.51 16.05
Wife plus two children aged 11 years and 15 years 12.40 42.41 35.15
* Amounts increased in line with increases in the Retail Price Index (less housing costs) from February 1974 to November 1984.
† Scale-rates effect from 26 November 1984 after deduction of the £16 specified sum.