To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the cost of raising the income support personal allowance to the level of the personal allowance for those aged 25 years and over for people aged (a) 18, (b) 19, (c) 20, (d) 21, (e) 22, (f) 23 and (g) 24 years.
The estimated disaggregated costs are shown in the table.
|Benefit (£ million)|
Source: Data shown from the 1987–89 family expenditure surveys and the 1990 annual statistical inquiry, modelled at 1992–93 prices and benefit levels.
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £5 million. Because of this individual columns or lines do not necessarily sum.
2. — Indicates a cost of less than £2.5 million.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many recipients of income support who have a child included in their assessment of entitlement are aged (a) 18 to 19, (b) 20, (c) 21, (d) 22, (e) 23 and (f) 24 years.
The information requested is shown in the table.
|Income support recipients who have children|
|Age group||Number of claimants (000's)|
|18 to 19||42|
Note: All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
Source: Annual statistical inquiry May 1990.