HC Deb 30 November 1979 vol 974 c831W
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:

  1. (a) £8.62 a week—at 9 November 1978.
  2. (b) £9.56 a week—at 3 June 1978.
  3. (c) £10.68 a week—in respect of awards of earnings-related addition in the six months ending 31 December 1978.
  4. (d) £7.03 a week—at 31 March 1978.