HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c376W
Mr. Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the administrative costs involved to his Department in the payment of supplementary benefit for 1979 and for the latest date available.

Mr. Newton

The estimated costs to this Department of the administration of supplementary benefit are as follows:

£ million
1979–80 210
1984–85 490

Mrs. Beckett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the (a) gross and (b) net savings to the social security budget of abolishing the rent addition paid to 21 to 24-year-olds from 28 July 1986 in (i) 1986–87, (ii) 1987–88 and (iii) in a full year after the policy affects all claimants at current benefit rates assuming no other major changes in social security.

Mr. Newton

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.