§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average payment of earnings-related supplement paid with (a) unemployment benefit, (b) sickness benefit, (c) widows' allowance and (d) maternity allowance at the latest date for which the information is available.
§ Mr. Prentice
The information requested as at the latest dates for which figures are available is as follows:
- (a) £8.62 a week—at 9 November 1978.
- (b) £9.56 a week—at 3 June 1978.
- (c) £10.68 a week—in respect of awards of earnings-related addition in the six months ending 31 December 1978.
- (d) £7.03 a week—at 31 March 1978.