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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the annual cost in the payment of unemployment benefit for each year since 1989, adjusted for inflation; and what is the predicted figure for the years 1996–97, 1997–98 and 1998–99. [36925]

Benefit expenditure and planned benefit expenditure from 1988–89 to 1998–99

Real terms (1996–97 prices) (£ million)

Benefit

1988–89

1989–90

1990–91

1991–92

1992–93

1993–94

1994–95

1995–96

1996–97

1997–98

1998–99

Unemployment benefit1,5659701,0651,8481,9481,7771,3501,126
Income support4,3023,4783,5994,8385,9556,1715,4725,228
Jobseeker's allowance—contributory based1,011636632
Jobseeker's allowance—income based4,6704,7814,729
Social fund5733293434524652464544
Housing benefit and council tax benefit1,7131,4901,8222,0092,4212,5082,7872,8702,8922,9613,079
Total7,6375,9716,5158,73010,35810,5089,6569,2778,6188,4238,484