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Unemployed Persons (Mortgage Interest Payments)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much he expects to save by the changes in the regulations on payment of mortgage interest for the unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

The estimated saving from the recent changes to the regulations on the amount included in supplementary benefit for mortgage interest for new claimants under 60 is £38 million in the year 1987–88, based on the latest available information.