HC Deb 12 January 1988 vol 125 cc239-40W
26. Mr. Jessel

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services in what respects he expects the new system of income-related benefits to differ from the present system.

Mr. Scott

The main changes are the replacement of supplementary benefit and family income supplement with income support and family credit and the restructuring of housing benefit. The new system will be simpler, will improve work incentives and will enable help to be better focused on those in greatest need.

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