§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the estimate provided in the 1979 public expenditure White Paper—Cmnd. 7432—for total expenditure in social security in 1979–80 at both current and 1978 survey prices; and if he will update the estimates for the individual components of the social security budget listed in table 2.12 of the White Paper in the same way.
§ Mr. Prentice
[pursuant to his reply, 25 July 1979, c. 310]: I regret that the updating of table 2.12 in the 1979 public expenditure White Paper—Cmnd. 7439—must await publication of the next White Paper. The report by the Government Actuary on the draft of the Social Security 113W Benefit Uprating Order 1979, Cmnd. 7606, shows the cost, based on the assumptions set out in paragraph 7 of the report, of most of the main benefits in 1979–80.