§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many local authorities and London boroughs currently offer(a)full disregard, (b) partial disregard and (c) the statutory £10 disregard of war widows' and war disablement pension for the purpose of council tax benefit and housing benefit. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The information is not available in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. All local authorities and London boroughs operate the statutory £10 disregard.
§ Mr. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what extra public expenditure he estimates would be entailed in implementing a full nationwide disregard of war widows' and war disablement pensions for the purposes of(a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit.