HC Deb 26 October 1998 vol 318 cc30-1W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his Department's current forecast for spending on social security benefits in(a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02. [56087]

Mr. Darling

The latest published forecasts of the Department's benefit expenditure for the years 1999–2000 to 2001–02 are set out in the White Paper "Modernising Public Services for Britain: Investing in Reform" (Cm 4011), table 20.1.