§ 68. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what estimate she has made of the number of recipients of National Assistance benefits who are affected by the wage stop and of the number of children under 16 years of age in the families of these recipients.
§ Miss Herbison
In December, 1964, the National Assistance allowances of approximately 14,000 unemployed persons were restricted by reference to their normal earnings. The number of their dependent children is estimated to be 59,000.