HC Deb 03 February 1981 vol 998 c78W
Q48. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister if she will introduce measures to allow the long-term unemployed to become eligible for the long-term supplementary benefit rates.

The Prime Minister

Although we are well aware of the case for this change, it would cost £75 million in a full year and cannot be contemplated in present economic circumstances.

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