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Family Practitioner Committees

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what financial and other assistance is given to

unemployed supplementary benefit claimants who were in receipt of an addition for mortgage interest and ground rent and had been on supplementary benefit for less than six months at December 1982, which are the latest figures available, is 74,000. The estimated annual cost of mortgage interest payments to this group is £72 million.