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Steel Works (Supplementary Benefit)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why deductions of £15 were made from payments of supplementary benefit to dependants of steel workers on strike in North Staffordshire despite the fact that no strike benefit had been received.

These deductions relate not to strike pay but to earnings for safety work done at the plant. The Supplementary Benefits Commission is assuming £15 in each case where these earnings are not declared.