HC Deb 02 December 1975 vol 901 c552W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average cost of maintaining a school leaver on the unemployment register for 12 months after he has left school.

Mr. O'Malley

The information is not available in the form requested. However, a school leaver aged 16 to 17 who had no other income and was living as a member of his parent's household would currently be entitled to supplementary benefit of £7.70 per week, amounting to about £400 in the course of a year.

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