HC Deb 27 January 1997 vol 289 cc104-5W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the savings resulting from the habitual residence test in(a) 1997–98 and (b) 1998–99. [12804]

Mr. Roger Evans

The habitual residence test is expected to save £15 million across the income-related benefits in both 1997–98 and 1998–99.