HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c106W
18. Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the total expenditure of social security benefits in(a) the current financial year, (b) five years ago and (c) 10 years ago. [20137]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The figures' are in the table:

Financial year Benefit expenditure (£ million cash)
1994–95 285,221
1989–90 50,174
1984–85 38,250
1 Figures have been taken from the 1995 Social Security departmental report and an earlier equivalent.
2 Estimated outturn.