§ Mr. Berry
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will itemise total expenditure on each of the disability benefits in the United Kingdom in(a) 1979–80 and (b) 1996–97, at 1996–97 prices, with the corresponding numbers of recipients; and if she will list, with dates, the legislation between 1979 and 1997, inclusive, other than annual upratings, which affected those numbers and costs. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 12 February 1998]: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the tables which have been placed in the Library.