§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many unemployed persons, for each month since 19th October, 1971, have had their entitlement to a supplementary allowance terminated after, respectively, four weeks and three months; how many have had 53W their application for a renewal of their allowance accepted, and how many have had it refused during each of these months; how many have appealed successfully and how many unsuccessfully; and what is the cumulative total to date since July, 1968, in each of these categories.
TABLE A—SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED INITIALLY FOR A LIMITED PERIOD Statistical period Allowance limited initially to maximum of 4 weeks Number of allowances renewed at 4 weeks Allowances not renewed Appeals to Tribunal All refusals Claimant successful Claimant not successful 20th October to 23rd November, 1971 (5 weeks) 3,730 419 81 5 28 24th November to 14th December, 1971 (3 weeks) 2,496 344 52 9 22 15th December, 1971 to 18th January, 1972 (5 weeks) 2,848 596 48 8 44 Total 9,074 1,359 181 22 94
TABLE B—SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES REVIEWED AFTER THREE MONTHS* Statistical period† Allowances on which a limit of a further four weeks benefit was imposed Appeals against cessation of benefit Claimant successful Claimant unsuccessful 22nd September to 14th December, 1971 367 6 8 * Total number reviewed not recorded. † Quarterly returns.
TABLE C—CUMULATIVE TOTALS OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED FOR LIMITED PERIODS OCTOBER, 1968 TO JANUARY, 1972 Awards made initially for tour weeks at outset of claim … … … … … 244,166 Awards reviewed after three months and at that point limited to a further four weeks (to December, 1971) … … … … … 14,304 Allowances extended at end of four weeks without appea … … … … … 10,245 Appeals against curtailment of allowances: Claimant successful … … … … … 401 Claimant unsuccessful … … … … … 2,419
§ Sir K. Joseph
The arrangements were suspended from 14th February, 1972, in view of the employment situation arising from the fuel crisis. Figures for the period from 18th January to 11th February have not yet been received. Following are the figures requested in so far as they are available: