HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 c88W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate for the most recent possible date (a) the cost of extending long-term supplementary benefit to the long-term unemployed and (b) how many claimants would benefit.

Mr. Major

(a)£540 million; (b) 1.2 million claimants.