HC Deb 23 October 1979 vol 972 c133W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many registered unemployed persons were not in receipt of either unemployment or supplementary benefit at the latest convenient date; and how this compares with the number one and two years ago.

Mr. Mayhew

In September 1979, 91,000 of the registered unemployed in Great Britain were not claiming unemployment benefit, supplementary allowance or national insurance credits. This compares with 90,000 in September 1978 and 91,000 in September 1977. My Department does not have information on how many of those who were claiming were not in receipt of unemployment benefit or supplementary allowance, which is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services.