§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the percentage take up for each benefit: and what would be the additional cost, by each benefit, if there were full take up. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
Estimates of the percentage take-up and the additional cost of 100 per cent. take-up for each of the income related benefits in 1995–96 is set out in the table.
Information is not available for other benefits.
Benefit Take-up by expenditure (percentage) Take-up by caseload (percentage) Additional cost of 100 per cent. Take-up (£m) Housing Benefit 93–96 89–94 410–760 Council Tax Benefit 76–84 74–82 370–620 Income Support 88–92 76–82 1,210–1,870 Family Credit 83 70 300
The single point estimates for Family Credit should not be regarded as any more accurate than the range estimates presented for other benefits. Ideally range estimates would be produced for Family Credit as well but this is not possible.