HC Deb 29 July 1988 vol 138 c822W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the cost to the national insurance fund in the current financial year of restoring the earnings-related supplement on the basis which applied before the Social Security (No. 2) Act 1980 for unemployed people only, what would be the saving in tax and other benefits; and how many males and females would benefit.

Mr. Scott

Information on which to base estimates is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.