HC Deb 25 November 1996 vol 286 cc95-6W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will provide a breakdown of expenditure on in-work benefits in each of the past five years. [5731]

Mr. Moss

The information requested is given in the table:

Year Family credit (£'million) Disability working Allowance1(£'million) Housing Benefit2
1991–92 37.2 n/a
1992–93 47.8 0.1 n/a
1993–94 56.5 0.2 n/a
1994–95 62.1 0.4 n/a
1995–963 71.0 0.9 n/a
1Disability working allowance was introduced in April 1992.
2It is not possible to identify separately the amount of housing benefit paid to those in employment.
3Estimated figures.

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