§ 51. Mr. John Townend
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the latest figures available for the cost to the United Kingdom of social security payments for nationals of the Republic of Ireland.
§ Mr. Portillo
No figures are available for the cost of social security benefit payments to Irish citizens living in the United Kingdom. Payments of social security benefits to nationals of the Republic of Ireland are not recorded separately and no figures are available for the cost.