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Wage-Stop Rule (Supplementary Benefit)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons currently unemployed in Scotland and in receipt of supplementary benefit are receiving less than their full entitlement due to the operation of the wage-stop rule, and what was the current figure in June, 1970.

In November, 1971, there were 4,100 persons in Scotland whose supplementary benefit was reduced under the wage-stop rule. The figure for June, 1970, is not available but the May, 1970, figure was 4,300.