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Young Claimants

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the annual additional cost to the Exchequer of paying income support and housing support to claimants aged from 18 to 24 years at the full rate applicable to those aged 25 years and over.

It is estimated that the additional annual cost of income support, housing benefit and community charge benefit would be £280 million.

Source: Modelled at 1991–92 prices and benefit levels using data drawn from the 1986–88 family expenditure surveys and the 1990 annual statistical inquiry.