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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 22: debated on Friday 30 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons in Manchester have exhausted their right to unemployment benefit; and what percentage of the unemployed in Manchester they represent.

At February 1982 there were 19,500 unemployed claimants at the 13 unemployment benefit offices in the Manchester area who had exhausted their entitlement to unemployment benefit. This was 32ยท3 per cent. of the total number of unemployed claimants in that area.