HC Deb 21 May 1936 vol 312 cc1345-6
17. Mr. SEXTON

asked the Minister of Labour what would be the estimated saving to the Unemployment Fund of taking off the recipients equal in number to the present workers in industry who are 60 years and over?


The number of insured workers in industry aged 60 to 65 is estimated to be about 450,000. The average amount of unemployment benefit paid to the same number of adult recipients is about £25,000,000. The hon. Member no doubt appreciates, however, that the group of workers aged 60 and over are not interchangeable industrially with the same number of adult persons irrespective of age.

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