§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list(a) the average value of contracts awarded by his Department, (b) the value of (i) the
Legislation Effect Approximate numbers affected at point of change Housing Benefits Regulations 1982 Claimants in receipt of supplementary benefit including rent costs were transferred to housing benefits: rent rebate, rate rebate and/or rent allowance Not available Social Security (Severe Disablement Allowance) Regulations 1984 Claimants in receipt of non-contributory invalidity pension and housewives non-contributory invalidity pension were transferred to severe disablement allowance 250,000 s.20 of the Social Security Act 1986 Claimants in receipt of supplementary benefit were transferred to income support 24.4 million paras. 5 and 6 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Act 1986 Claimants in receipt of special hardship allowance were transferred to reduced earnings allowance 150,000 Family Credit (General) Regulations 1987 Claimants in receipt of family income supplement were transferred to family credit 200,000 Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987 Claimants in receipt of pre-1988 housing benefits were transferred to housing benefit 24 million Income Support (General) Amendment Regulations 1987, Family Credit (General) Regulations 1987 Claimants in receipt of supplementary benefit who were working for between 24 and 30 hours per week became eligible to claim family credit Not available s.2 of the Social Security Act 1988, para. 8 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Act 1989, Social Security (Industrial Injuries and Diseases) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996 Claimants in receipt of reduced earnings allowance over pensionable age were transferred to retirement allowance 32,000 to date, 2,000 to be reviewed Social Security (Introduction of Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 1991 Claimants in receipt of attendance allowance under the age of 65 were transferred to disability living allowance (care component) 1340,000
smallest and (ii) the largest contract awarded, (c) the number of contracts with a value of (1) £0 to £999, (2) £1,000 to £9,999, (3) £10,000 to £49,999, (4) £50,000 to £99,999, (5) £100,000 to £499,999, (6) £500,000 to £999,999 and (7) above £1,000,000 and (d) the total number of contracts awarded in 1995–96.