§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total amount of payments made by the Supplementary Benefits Commission to strikers and their families after return to work during the period 3rd April to 31st May, 1972.
§ Mr. Dean
The provisional total of supplementary benefit paid after return to work in larger disputes is £33,567. However, these payments are subject to the recovery provisions of Section 2 of the Social Security Act, 1971.