§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of the amount of social security benefits left unclaimed on an annual basis, distinguishing between the main benefits.
§ Mr. Major
The following table sets out the latest available published figures:
Benefit Year Amount Unclaimed £ million Supplementary Benefit 1981 760 Family Income Supplement 1981–82 57 One Parent Benefit 1982–83 18
First estimates of unclaimed housing benefits, and further estimates for supplementary benefit, family income supplement and one parent benefit, will be available shortly.