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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how he accounts for the increase in residual overpayments of unemployment benefit from £657,179 in 1971–72 to £1,354,766 in 1975–76.

The increase in the amount of residual overpayments comparing 1971–72 with 1975–76 arises mainly from the increase in the benefit rates and the increase in the number of persons unemployed.