HC Deb 03 February 1993 vol 218 cc211-2W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the cost in 1993–94 of introducing a disregard for the first(a) £5 and (b) £10 per week of maintenance raised under the Child Support Act 1991 where the parent with care is in receipt of income support.

Mr. Burt

Latest estimates of the costs in 1993–94 of a disregard of maintenance in income support are £60 million for a £5 disregard and £115 million for a £10 disregard. These figures take no account of possible behavioural changes.