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Unemployment Benefit (Conditions Of Payment)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now extend the period for which unemployment benefit is payable and relax some of the conditions which have to be fulfilled.

No. We agree with the view of the previous Administration that one year's unemployment is the appropriate period to be covered by this insurance benefit. Supplementary benefit is available for long-term needs.