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Unemployed Persons

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number and percentage of all the registered unemployed drawing national insurance benefits for each year since 1948.

No reliable estimates are available of the numbers of registered unemployed receiving national insurance benefits other than unemployment benefit. The numbers and percentages of the registered unemployed receiving unemployment benefit for each year from 1948 to 1978 were given in my reply to the hon. Member on 22 May 1979—[Vol. 967, c. 114116]. Later information now available is as follows:-