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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a chart or table showing unemployment benefit as a percentage of average earnings for the years 1972, 1982, 1987 and 1989 (a) for a worker with two children and (b) for a single worker tabulated against equivalent figures in each case for European Community countries.

The information for Great Britain is shown in the table. Equivalent information for other European Community countries is not available.