§ Mr. Dorrell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the cost in a full year of the improvements in (a) family income supplement and (b) the housing benefit children's needs allowance announced recently; and what is the total net cost, allowing for the interaction between the two.64W
will lose eligibility to rate rebates altogether; and if he will as far as possible break the above estimates down as between pensioners, working householders and others.
§ Mr. Newton
[pursuant to his reply, 5 July 1985, c. 301–3]: I regret that there were two minor errors in one of the tables which accompanied my reply to the hon. Member. A corrected version follows.
§ Mr. Whitney
[pursuant to his reply, 5 July 1985, c. 301]: The total net cost in 1986–87 of the uprating improvements from November 1985 in family income supplement and the housing benefit children's needs allowance, allowing for the interaction between the two benefits, is estimated to be about £23 million.