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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of public spending in Northern Ireland has been paid in unemployment benefit in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available.

Expressed as a percentage of the total Northern Ireland programme, as shown in the White Paper "The Government's Expenditure Plans 1982–83—1984–85" Cmnd. 8494, the proportion paid in unemployment benefit is as follows:

1976–771977–781978–791979–801980–81
per cent.per cent.per cent.per cent.per cent.
1·41·41·31·11·7