§ Mr. Derek Page
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what percentage of recipients of National Assistance in Norfolk is subject to the wage-stop; how this compares with the national average; and how these figures will be affected by the provisions proposed under the Social Security Bill.
§ Mr. Pentland
On 29th March, 1966, 12. 4 per cent. of unemployed people receiving National Assistance in the area covered by the Board's Norfolk offices had their allowances restricted by reference to their usual earnings, compared with a national average of 13. 2 per cent. The immediate effect of the higher allowances under the Ministry of Social Security Bill will be to increase this proportion but it is not possible to predict to what extent.