HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc663-4W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the highest amount of social security benefit paid to single individuals in Coleraine, Limavady and Londonderry offices and their sub-offices.

Mr. Carter

Social security payments are not classified by order of magnitude, and the information in the form requested could only be provided with a disproportionate use of resources. However, in a recent week the highest amounts of unemployment and/or supplementary benefit paid to unemployed individuals were:

Londonderry £67.97
Limavady £66.23
Coleraine £72.63
These figures include benefit payable to an individual in respect of his dependants but not family allowances and not any benefit paid directly to other members of his household. In each of the three cases the payments were made to a household of husband, wife and 12 children.

Mr. Wm Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the highest amount paid in respect of the special needs requirement of an individual or an individual and his family in the areas covered by the social security offices

industrial relations practices wherever they operate overseas. Good employment practices would include discussions on wage rates with trade unions, which exist in those countries to promote the interests of their membership.

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