HC Deb 13 July 1994 vol 246 c640W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the estimated administration costs of incapacity benefit for the years 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98.

Mr. Scott

Information is not available in the form requested.

Forecasts of the costs of administering individual benefits are not available. It is estimated that the changes announced in the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 will add £40 million per annum to the Department's overall administrative costs in 1995–96 and 1996–97 and £10 million per annum from 1997–98.