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Social Security Benefits

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would have been the cost of increasing social security benefits on 12 November instead of 24 November as is now planned.

If the uprating were to take place from the appropriate pay day in the calendar week containing 12 November, the additional cost in 1980–81 would he about £125 million.