HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c244W
Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the cost of paying supplementary benefit to students from the first signing day for which they are eligible; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

Payment of supplementary benefit as a rule commences from the second day after the claimants' signing day. If students were to be paid from their signing day there would be some losers and some gainers but it is not possible to estimate the overall effect.