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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement detailing the numbers of people claiming unemployment benefit at each of Northern Ireland's social security offices who are not also receiving supplementary benefit.

Estimates of the numbers receiving unemployment benefit only, on 8 November 1984, the latest convenient date, were as follows:

Number
Andersontown510
Antrim870
Armagh685
Ballymena740
Ballymoney430

Number

Ballynahinch210
Banbridge495
Bangor770
Corporation Street985
Carrickfergus655
Coleraine805
Cookstown360
Downpatrick280
Dungannon480
Enniskillen720
Falls Road550
Holywood Road1,125
Kilkeel265
Knockbreda820
Larne355
Limavady365
Lisburn1,120
Londonderry1,275
Lurgan695
Magherafelt435
Newcastle195
Newry850
Newtonabbey1,250
Newtownards825
Omagh585
Portadown710
Shaftesbury Square780
Shankill740
Strabane385
TOTAL22,320