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 Benefits – 22 January 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 22nd January 1987.

Mr. Chris Smith Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total expenditure on supplementary benefit to pay for bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families in England in 1985–86; what he anticipates the expenditure to be in 1986–87; and if he will give this information for (a) England as a whole, (b) each area of his Department and (c) each local authority area.

Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.