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Benefit Claimants

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total number of claimants in the west midlands region who have ceased to claim unemployment or supplementary benefits between July and October of the current year.

Between 11 July and 10 October 1985 119,546 people ceased to claim unemployment benefit, supplementary benefit or national insurance credits at unemployment benefit offices in the west midlands. It is not known how many of these may have subsequently claimed supplementary benefit for reasons other than unemployment, for example sickness or retirement, during this period.Information about claimants to supplementary benefit for reasons other than unemployment is not available.