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Industrial Disputes (Benefits)

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the information on the amount of benefit paid out to strikers given to the hon. Member for Birkenhead on 21 May 1981,Official Report, c. 164.

The information requested is as follows:

Payments for day-to-day living expenses(strikers' families)Urgent need payments
(a)(b)(a)(b)
Amount £Number of claimmantsAmount £Number of claimmants
1981563,86128,0321,50763
1982 (up to 31 August 1982)313,61715,5482,543133