§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many unemployed workers, due to the operation of the wage-stop policy, are receiving less in benefits, including National Assistance, than the normal subsistence amount; and how the number compares with the total for a similar period last year.
§ Miss Herbison
In December, 1964, the National Assistance allowances of approximately 14,000 unemployed persons were restricted by reference to their normal earnings. The estimated figure for December, 1963, was 23,000.