The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit – 13 January 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Supplementary Benefit on 13th January 1987.

Mr. Harris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to raise the £3,000 capital limit for supplementary benefit.

Mr. Major Not in the short term. However, we have announced proposals for more generous treatment of capital in the income support scheme which is to replace supplementary benefit from April 1988. We propose that the capital limit will be doubled to £6,000, but a weekly income of £1 will be assumed for bands of capital of £250 between £3,000 and £6,000.