HC Deb 17 December 1973 vol 866 c271W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current weekly cost of the benefits paid to the unemployed and those on short-time working, including unemployment, redundancy payments, social security allowances, supplementary benefit, family income supplement, and other benefits.

Mr. Dean

It is estimated that the current weekly expenditure on unemployment benefit and supplementary allowances to the unemployed is approximately £5.3 million. These are the only social security benefits to which people may become entitled because they are unemployed. Payments from the Redundancy Fund are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment.