§ Mr. Randall
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what was the number of payments and total amount of unemployment benefit and National Assistance grants, respectively, paid out to young people in Gateshead in 1962; and what were the comparable figures for 1961.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
In 1962, 2,510 payments of unemployment benefit amounting to £3,926 and 712 payments of National Assistance amounting to20W £1,150 were made to young persons underage 18 registered as unemployed at the Gateshead Youth Employment Office. Corresponding figures for 1961 were, for unemployment benefit, 857 and £1,242, and, for National Assistance, 138 and £201.