§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the
TABLE A. SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED INITIALLY FOR A LIMITED PERIOD SINCE 23RD AUGUST 1972 Statistical period* Number of Allowances limited initially to maximum of four weeks Number of claims renewed at end of four-week period Successful Unsuccessful 23rd August 1972 to 19th September 1972 (4 weeks). 1,200 87 39 20th September 1972 to 24th October 1972 (5 weeks). 1,514 83 35 25th October 1972 to 21st November 1972 (4 weeks). 1,633 103 35 22nd November 1972 to 12th December 1972 (3 weeks). 1,121 102 35 13th December 1972 to 23rd January 1973 (6 weeks). 1,682 150 39 24th January 1973 to 20th February 1973 (4 weeks). 1,022 77 13 21st February 1973 to 20th March 1973 (4 weeks) 706 46 26 21st March 1973 to 17th April 1973 (4 weeks 582 21 14 18th April 1973 to 15th May 1973 (4 weeks) 655 23 18 * Information in respect of each week is not available.
TABLE B. SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES REVIEWED AFTER THREE MONTHS Statistical period* Number of allowances on which a limit of a further four weeks benefit was imposed† 20th September 1972 to 12th December 1972 … … … … 338 13th December 1972 to 20th March 1973 … … … … 251 *Quarterly Returns. † The total number of cases reviewed after three months is not recorded. The figures in this column include cases where claims terminated before the end of the four weeks or were not renewed.
TABLE C. CUMULATIVE TOTALS OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES ISSUED FOR LIMITED PERIODS OCTOBER 1968 TO MAY 1973 Awards made initially for four weeks at outset of claim 260,388 Allowances extended at end of four weeks 11,514 Awards reviewed after three months and at that point limited to a further four weeks (to 20th March 1973). 15,733
number of unemployed supplementary benefit claimants to whom awards were made for four weeks only at the outset of the claim for each week since 1st September 1972; how many in each of these weeks renewed their claim at the end of the initial four-week period, and how many were successful and unsuccessful in these renewed applications; what were the comparable figures during each of these weeks for unemployed persons who were given limited four-week awards after three months; and what were the aggregate totals for each category since July 1968.
§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for each quarter year period since January 1964 what percentage of single unskilled unemployed men under the age of 45 years in receipt of supplementary benefits ceased to claim a supplementary allowance within four weeks of their initial claim.