HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc32-3W
Mr. Alec Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many unemployed men were on the books of his Department at the most recent date; how many of them had exhausted their entitlement to unemployment benefit; and how many of them were receiving supplementary benefits.

Mr. Dudley Smith

In May, 1972, the total number of men aged 18 years and over registered as unemployed was 692,584. About 182,000 men had exhausted their unemployment benefit and about 310,000 men were receiving supplementary allowances, including 97,000 who were also receiving unemployment benefit.