asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the level of unemployment benefit paid out in the Forest of Dean in 1974 and in 1973.
I regret that information about payments of unemployment benefit is not kept in a form which enables an analysis to be made related to local areas.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the value of flat rate unemployment benefit for single and married men, where the wife is not working, as a percentage of average male industrial earnings in October 1974.
The figures requested are:
- Single man 17·7 per cent.
- Married man with dependent wife not working 28·6 per cent.