§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the income support liveload payments made for(a) E cases, (b) P cases, (c) A cases and (d) total cases for each quarter since January 1991 by (i) district and (ii) area directorate. 
§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the cost of raising earnings disregards for(a) single income support claimants from £5 to £10 per week, (b) couples to £10 each and (c) for the couple. 
§ Mr. Evans
The cost of raising the disregards in the manner suggested would be:
- (a) £10 million
- (b) £10 million
- (c) £35 million
- 1. Based on data taken from the 1993 income support annual statistical inquiry and from the 1990–91–92 family expenditure surveys uprated to 1995–96 prices, benefits and earnings levels.
- 2. Costs are per annum, rounded to the nearest £5 million.
- 3. All costings exclude groups who already have a higher disregard in income support, particularly lone parents, the disabled and long-term unemployed couples.
§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many recipients of income support were recorded as persons without accommodation in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Evans
In May 1994, 41,000 income support claimants were recorded as using the local benefit office as a mailing address. It is unlikely that this number relates only to roofless people.
The figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand.
Income support quarterly statistical inquiry May 1994 and income support annual statistical inquiry May 1993.