§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the average payment to a recipient of(a) incapacity benefit and (b) income-based job seeker's allowance. 
§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the(a) costs of administering and (b) actual benefit expenditure for (i) the state retirement pension, (ii) child benefit, (iii) income support, (iv) minimum income guarantee of pension credit, (v) jobseekers allowance, (vi) disability living allowance and (viii) incapacity benefit in the latest year for which figures are available. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The information requested is in the table.
£ million Nominal terms Benefit Administration
2003–04 Retirement Pension (including
314 46,467 Minimum Income Guarantee of
n/a 4,544 Income Support 581 10,073 Jobseekers Allowance Contribution
51 531 Jobseekers Allowance Income Based 330 2,027 Disability Living Allowance 119 7,589 Incapacity Benefit 375 6,715 2002–032 Child Benefit 125 8,945
1The latest figures available for administration costs for the benefits in the table are from the publication. "Social Security Departmental Report: The Government's Expenditure Plans 2000/01–2001/02". Administration costs for main benefits after this date is not currently available in the format requested. The 725W Department now accounts for its administration and benefit expenditure by Strategic Objective, as set out in its Public Service Agreements (PSA), and by individual Requests for Resources (RfRs), as set out in the Departmental Estimates and Accounts. 2 This is the latest year for which figures are currently available. Responsibility for child benefit was transferred to Inland Revenue from April 2003.