HC Deb 29 November 1993 vol 233 c318W
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. 1. Estimates are based on the number of lone parents in receipt of income support as at February 1993.
  2. 2. Costs given are full year costs and rounded to the nearest £10 million.

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