HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc58-9W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total cost, in the last 12 months for which figures are available to his Department, of giving money to persons who do not get paid by their employer until the end of the month and claim to have insufficient money to support themselves and/or their family during that period.

Mr. Orme

No figures are available, but the cost of paying benefit in these cases may be more than offset by not having to pay benefit when a person's final payment of monthly salary on leaving employment meets his requirements for a month after he ceases work.