HC Deb 20 May 1963 vol 678 c2W
29. Mr. Millan

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many persons in Scotland at present in receipt of unemployment benefit are being refused National Assistance supplementation, or are having that supplementation reduced because of the application of the National Assistance (Determination of Need) Regulations, 1948.

Mrs. Thatcher

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind what is generally referred to as the wage-stop. Information is not available in the form asked for, but a special inquiry in early March showed that the number of supplements to unemployment benefit restricted in Scotland was 3,148.