HC Deb 20 July 1994 vol 247 c260W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 21 June,Official Report, columns 148–49, what amount was paid for severe hardship in each quarter since September 1988.

Mr. Burt

The information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The amount of income support paid to 16 to 17-year-olds claiming income support under the severe hardship provision is determined locally.

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