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Industrial Disputes (Benefit)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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33.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much a striker can draw in social security for his family, if he is married with three children aged 11, 13 and 16 years and paying £12 a week rent.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the aggregate cost to public funds of benefit payments made to those involved in the British Steel Corporation strike and to their dependants, respectively; and what estimate his Department has made, in calculating entitlement to benefits, of sums paid to its membership by the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation.

Up to 19 February, expenditure on supplementary benefit was £15,700 and £3,854,000, respectively. The answer to the last part of the question is "None".

55.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been paid out in benefits to steel strikers' families.