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Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of each quarterly update of her Department’s benefit expenditure tables produced in the last two years. (285844)

The benefit expenditure tables are updated every half year following each Budget and pre-Budget report forecasting round.

The tables are not formatted for printing, and their number and size means that formatting could be done only at disproportionate cost. However, they are made available on the Department’s internet site for public access.

The 2009 Budget report benefit expenditure tables are currently on the Department’s website at