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Social Security Reform

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he now expects to implement the Green Paper proposals on social security; how many extra civil servants he estimates will be needed and at what cost; what extra administrative cost he now estimates will be involved regarding local authority requirements; and what he now estimates will be the total annual savings from the package of measures.

We are currently considering our final proposals in the light of consultation on those in the Green Paper.