HL Deb 08 March 2004 vol 658 c146WA
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.