HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 cc302-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give the actual or estimated savings in cash and manpower by paying unemployment pay on a fortnightly, monthly, three-monthly and six-monthly basis in advance; and what plans he has for taking this action.

Mr. Golding

Consideration has not been given and there are no plans for the payment of unemployment benefits fortnightly, monthly, three months or six months in advance. I am therefore unable to give any actual or estimated savings in cash or manpower that might result from the introduction of such methods of payment.

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