HC Deb 25 October 1999 vol 336 c729W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what will be the real-terms increase in spending on benefits for disabled people by May 2002; and how this figure is derived. [95438]

Mr. Bayley

The Social Security Departmental Report 1999 (Cm 4214) includes details of Social Security expenditure for the financial years 1993–94 to 2001–02. Table 10 of the report sets out benefit expenditure by Departmental Objectives in real terms (1998–99 prices). The individual benefits which comprise Objective 3 (Support for disabled people) are prescribed in the table.