HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 c343W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of of State for Social Services what is the estimated cost of paying unemployed school leavers undergoing part-time education at technical and further education colleges unemployment benefit of £7.70 a week.

Mr. Ennals

Central records are not kept of the number of unemployed school leavers undergoing part-time education, and this information is not therefore available.

1975–76 Expenditure 1976–77 Estimated Expenditure Percentage Increase
£ million £ million
4,791 Retirement pensions 5,645 18
454 Unemployment benefit 570 26
873 Sickness and invalidity benefits 1,017 16½
1,187 Supplementary benefit 1,550 31