HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 c672W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the cost to his Department of administering the national health service low income scheme for health benefits.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The NHS low income scheme is administered by the Department of Social Security on behalf of the Department of Health, on a repayment basis. Figures are available only for the three years 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92. The repayments for those years have been £8.107 million, £7.180 million and £5.137 million respectively.

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