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Supplementary Benefit

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update to May 1978 the answer given to the hon. Member for Birkenhead,Official Report, 21 May, c.49–50.

[pursuant to her reply, 27 July 1979, c. 668]: In May 1979, 564,000 unemployed persons—46 per cent. of all the registered unemployed—were receiving supplementary benefit.