HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c73W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been paid in Wales during the last four years in unemployment benefits.

Mr. Deakins

Expenditure on unemployment benefit in Wales for each of the four years up to 1976–77, the latest for which information is available, was as follows:

£ million
1973–74 12.0
1974–75 13.7
1975–76 26.6
1976–77 32.8