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Social Fund

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the estimated full cost of implementing all of the Social Security Advisory Committee's recommendations on the social fund in Great Britain in 1992–93.

The recommendations of the Social Security Advisory Committee propose wide-ranging changes to the social fund. The full information needed to produce a reliable estimate of the cost is not readily available. We are considering this report carefully, including the basis on which sound estimates might be constructed.