HL Deb 29 January 2002 vol 631 c26WA
Baroness Barker

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the estimated average cost to the Department for Work and Pensions each time an adjustment is made to a person's income support following a change to that person's circumstances. [HL2390]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham):

The estimated average cost is £26.66. This figure is for the staff costs involved and excludes information technology costs.