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Benefits (Paid And Unpaid)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate derived from the 1975 family expenditure survey data of the total amount of all social security benefits unclaimed; and what is his latest estimate of the percentage take-up of all benefits made available by his Department.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 14th December 1976; Vol. 922, c. 629], gave the following information:I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Luton, East (Mr. Clemitson) on 8th February 1977, and also to my hon. Friend's replies to my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull, Central (Mr. McNamara) about supplementary benefits and other means-tested benefits today and on Tuesday 5th April.—[Vol. 925, c. 1215–17; Vol. 929, c.

503–4; Vol. 929, c. 503.]