§ 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.