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Unemployment Register

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people he estimates will come off the unemployment register as a result of the new scheme to increase benefits to the over-60s if they no longer register for work.

It is estimated that 45,000 unemployed people aged 60 and over are eligible to opt to receive the higher rate of supplementary benefit under arrangements announced by the Secretary of State for Social Services on 20 July 1981.