HC Deb 07 April 1987 vol 114 cc194-5W
40. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much he expects to save by the changes in the regulations on payment of mortgage interest for the unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major

The estimated saving from the recent changes to the regulations on the amount included in supplementary benefit for mortgage interest for new claimants under 60 is £38 million in the year 1987–88, based on the latest available information.