§ Lord Morris of Manchester
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total cost, at constant prices, of expenditure on disability benefits in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available; and what is their estimate for the current year. [HL1475]
§ Baroness Hollis of Heigham
The information requested is given in the table below.
All figures consistent with Pre-Budget Report 2003.
Figures for 2002–03 are based on estimated out-turns.
Figures for 2003–04 are a forecast of expenditure.