HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 cc116-7W
35. Mrs. Kellett-Bowman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is her estimate of the amount of unemployment benefit payable in a situation of one million unemployed.

Mr. Alec Jones

At the rates of benefit due to come into effect in April the cost in 1975–76 would be about £525 million.