HC Deb 26 February 1988 vol 128 cc355-6W
Mr. Blair

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services for how long supplementary benefit single payments were made in the United Kingdom; what was the cost thereof for 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86 and 1986–87; and what are the latest figures for 1987–88.

Mr. Portillo

Regulated single payments have been made since November 1980. The information requested on expenditure is given below:

£ million
1983–84 183
1984–85 266

Service management system based on the United States of America model of Provider Review Organisations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moore

As my hon. Friend will be aware, the Government are undertaking a wide-ranging, internal review of the National Health Service. At this stage we are not ruling out any proposals for reform.