HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc437-8W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the 85 per cent wage stop on earnings related supplement to unemployment benefit was introduced; and if, in the light of the current rate of unemployment, she will now abolish it.

Mr. O'Malley

My right hon. Friend has no proposals to put forward at the present time to abolish the 85 per cent ceiling for earnings-related supplements, which has applied since the introduction of these supplements in 1966. security administrative regions in respect of which the information required is as follows: