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 – 26 January 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 26th January 1987.

Mr. Pike Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate for the most recent possible date (a) the cost of extending long-term supplementary benefit to the long-term unemployed and (b) how many claimants would benefit.

Mr. Major (a) £540 million; (b) 1.2 million claimants.