HC Deb 16 February 1976 vol 905 cc528-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will analyse for the latest available date how the total social security payments made in Wales is divided between payments arising from (a) unemployment (b) ill-health and injury (c) welfare of persons over retiring age (d) welfare of children (e) compensation for low level of income and (f) other categories.

Mr. Barry Jones

The total social security payments made in Wales in the financial year 1974–75 was £394.9 million divided as follows:

£ million
(a) Unemployment 15.3
Unemployment benefit 15.3
(b) Ill-health and injury 87.0
Invalidity benefit 33.1
Industrial disablement benefit 11.6
Industrial death benefit 2.6
Attendance allowance 6.1
Sickness and injury benefits 33.6
(c) Welfare of persons over retirement age 224.2
Retirement pension 190.5
Old person pensions 1.5
Supplementary pensions 18.1
Widows' pensions 14.1
(d) Welfare of Children 16.6
Family allowances 16.6
(e) Compensation for low level of income 0.6
Family income supplement 0.6
(f)Other 51.2
Maternity allowance 1.4
Lump sum payment to pensioners and others 5.3
Supplementary allowance 31.2
War pensions 9.6
Widows allowance, maternity and death grants 3.7

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