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Unemployed Persons

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) of the 1,104 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Antrim, claiming to have been intimidated out of their work, during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments;(2) of the 1,506 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Ballymena, claiming to have been intimidated out of their work, during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments;(3) of the 1,060 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Carrick-fergus, claiming to have been intimidated out of their work, during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments;(4) of the 522 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Larne, claiming to have been intimidated out of their work, during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments;(5) of the 103 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Coleraine, claiming to have been intimidated out of their work, during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments;(6) of the 438 persons who registered for unemployment benefit at Ballymoney, claiming to have been intimidated out of this work, during the three weeks ended 1st 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received unemployment payments.

Of those people claiming unemployment benefit during the periods and at the offices mentioned who stated that they had been intimidated, the following numbers had received payment of benefit at Wednesday 22nd June:

OfficeNumbers receiving payment of benefit
AntrimNone
BallymenaNone
Carrickfurgus2
Larne2
Colraine4
BallymoneyNone

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) of the 573 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Antrim during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments;(2) of the 334 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Ballymena during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments;(3) of the 208 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Carrickfergus during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments;(4) of the 326 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Larne during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments;(5) of the 351 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Coleraine during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments;(6) of the 335 persons who claimed supplementary benefit in Ballymoney during the three weeks ended 1st, 7th and 14th May 1977, how many actually received payments.

Of those persons claiming supplementary benefit during the period and at the offices mentioned in the Questions, the following numbers had received payment at Wednesday 22nd June:

OfficeNumbers receiving payment
Antrim257
Ballymena99
Carrigfergus82
Larne306
Colraine262
Ballymoney79