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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what would be the net income of a married man with two children previously earning £65 gross a week, in the week beginning 28th February 1977, assuming that he was in receipt of unemployment benefit due to a trade dispute at his place of work in which he was not taking part or directly interested.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many British Leyland employees are in receipt of unemployment benefit as a result of the current disputes; and what proportion this represents of the total at present laid-off or on strike at the company.

Records of unemployment benefit payments are not maintained according to particular companies. I am sorry the information cannot be made available without incurring substantial administrative costs and requiring the diversion of staff from their pri- mary duty of processing benefit claims for unemployed people.