§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assessment has been made of the minimum income after paying rent and rates required by single people below(a) 25 years, and (b) 18 years to meet other costs of living.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
No such assessment has been made. The level of support approved by Parliament for those receiving income-related benefits varies according to personal circumstances, including factors such as disability.