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Part of Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:24 pm on 20th May 1986.

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Photo of Mr Tony Newton Mr Tony Newton , Braintree 8:24 pm, 20th May 1986

I should like to make it absolutely clear that I simply accepted that there were 2,400, to be precise, people who, in our latest data, receive additional requirements for domestic assistance. As I said again last night, our latest data show that the average of those payments is less than £4 a week. On that basis, it is inconceivable that that number of people are losing those sums of money.