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Benefit Payments (Industrial Disputes)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was paid in benefits to the families of strikers during 1974; and how much of this was payments to the families of those on unofficial strikes.

The total amount of supplementary benefit paid to families of strikers was £4,994,090. I regret that it is not possible to distinguish payments made to the families of those on unofficial strikes.