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Personal Incomes And Unemployment Benefit

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that a man with a wife and two children earning £35 per week, with rent of £6 and rates of £2 per week, would have £26·90 a week spending power when at work and £40·15 when unemployed for up to 14 weeks per year, if she will take steps to remedy such anomalies.

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a similar Question on 18th June 1974.—[Vol. 875, c. 90–91.]