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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the net cost of repaying each of the contributory and non-contributory non-means-tested social security benefits at half average earnings for a couple and a third of average earnings for a single person, assuming that children's rates are increased proportionately at 1979–80 benefit rates;
|Group||Numbers at November 1978||(thousands) Numbers still drawing supplementary benefit under the rates of benefit above|
|1. Those with a non-means-tested benefit:|
|Sick and disabled||108||8|
|2. Those without a non-means-tested benefit (other than child benefit)||1,080||1,080|