§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the expenditure arising from the payment of(a) contributory benefits, (b) non-means tested non-contributory benefits and (c) means tested non-contributory benefits for claimants below retirement age in (i) 1978–79 and (ii) 1993–94 in 1993–94 prices.
§ Mr. Hague
Information is not available in the form requested. Information on benefit expenditure for claimants of any age in 1978–79 and 1993–94 is in the table.460W
1993–94 benefit eaxpenditure (£ millions) 1978–79 benefit expenditure in 1993–94 prices (£ millions) Contributory benefits 39,575 30,697 Non-contributory means-testedbenefits 28,634 7,714 Non contributory non-means-tested benefits 14,189 7,060
1. These figures have been taken from the 1995 Social Security Departmental Report and earlier equivalents.