§ Mr. Dewar
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what it would cost to introduce a £5 and £10 disregard on income support for parents with care in receipt of maintenance from an absent parent for a child or children but still receiving income support assuming that this involved(a) one third, (b) one half or (c) two thirds of lone parents on income support.
§ Mr. Burt
The latest estimates in costs are in the table.
Cost £ million Cost of (a) Cost of (b) Cost of (c) £5 disregard 90 130 170 £10 disregard 170 260 350
- 1. Estimates are based on the number of lone parents in receipt of income support as at February 1993.
- 2. Costs given are full year costs and rounded to the nearest £10 million.