HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 cc194-5W
Mr. Lee

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what information is available on the take-up of income-related benefits in the year before the 1988 reforms.

Mr. Jack

Take-up estimates for 1987 confirm previous results and indicate that, overall, almost £9 out of every £10 of income-related benefit was claimed, and some 80 per cent. of those eligible to receive some income-related benefit made a claim. These figures are derived from "Technical Notes" covering take-up estimates for the income-related benefits for 1987, copies of which have been placed in the Library.