HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 c36W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Social Security how many men under 65 years of age who are in receipt of occupational or service pensions are also receiving unemployment benefit; and how many such applicants for unemployment benefit have been turned down on the grounds that they were not genuinely seeking work.

Miss Herbison

People who claim unemployment benefit do not have to disclose whether they are in receipt of an occupational pension. A special enquiry was however carried out in July, 1966 among a sample of men between 60 and 65 who were registered for employment and it is estimated that there were at that time about 16,000 such men in receipt of unemployment benefit who had occupational or service pensions.

I regret that the other information asked for is not available.

Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Social Security how much in supplementary benefit would be paid to unemployed persons in a year in which unemployment totalled 400,000.

Miss Herbison

About £40 million, as nearly as can be estimated.