HC Deb 21 June 1976 vol 913 c374W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average cost per week in terms of: (a) unemployment benefit, (b) supplementary benefit and (c) other benefits identifiable with unemployment, for each person unemployed at the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Deakins

I have been asked to reply.

At April 1976, the weekly cost, averaged over all unemployed persons whether receiving benefit or not, is estimated to have been (a) £8.65 and (b) £6.41 respectively. There are no other benefits specifically identifiable with unemployment.