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Employment and Support Allowance

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether young people under the age of 25 will receive a lower basic rate of the proposed employment and support allowance than those over the age of 25; and if he will make a statement. (73351)

[holding answer 25 May 2006]: The formal consultation exercise for the Green Paper “A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work” finished on 21 April. We are currently considering the responses and will publish a report in the early summer.