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School Leavers

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for extending supplementary benefits to all unemployed school leavers.

We see no reason to change the existing arrangements. When the school leaving age is raised to 16 all unemployed leavers will be entitled to claim supplementary benefit subject to the usual conditions about registration for and availability for work.