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Unemployment Benefits

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people applying for out-of-work benefits were assessed as functionally illiterate in each year since 1997. (185942)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The Skills for Life survey, which was conducted in 2002-03, estimated that 38 per cent. of benefit claimants were below Level 1 in literacy.