HC Deb 29 February 1980 vol 979 c792W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people receiving unemployment benefit or supplementary benefit are not householders.

Mrs. Chalker

For information relating to the household circumstances of persons receiving supplementary benefit, I refer my hon. Friend to table 12.3 of the Supplementary Benefits Commisson's annual report for 1978—Cmnd. 7725.

With regard to unemployment benefit, I regret the information is not available from benefit records and any estimate based on the family expenditure survey would not only involve disproportionate use of staff and computer resources but be unreliable.

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