HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 c495W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in how many cases the stop rule has limited the amount of National Assistance payable in the 12 months to the latest convenient date; and how many cases have arisen in the county of Dorset.

Mr. Pentland

At 14th December, 1965, were 15,971 unemployed persons, just over 14 per cent. of all unemployed persons receiving assistance, whose allowances were restricted by reference to their usual earnings. The comparable figures for the four National Assistance Board offices serving Dorset were 39 and 6.5 per cent.; two of these offices also cover an extensive area outside the county boundary.