HC Deb 08 December 1982 vol 33 c507W
Sir Frederic Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many men aged between 60 and 65 years are now in receipt of unemployment benefit; and what is the estimated total annual cost of such benefit to the Exchequer.

Mr. Rossi

It is estimated that there will be about 95,000 men aged 60 and over in receipt of unemployment benefit at any one time in 1982–83, and that the cost to the national insurance fund will be about £150 million.

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