HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c79W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the actual or estimated social welfare benefits in total being paid weekly, monthly or annually; and to what extent these amounts are made up of payments for unemployment and supplementary benefits.

Mrs. Chalker

The most recent estimate of expenditure on all social security benefits, including pensions, for 1980–81 is £21,620 million including £992 million on unemployment benefit and £2,948 million supplementary benefits.

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