HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c15W
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.