§ 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 1966.438W security administrative regions in respect of which the information required is as follows: