§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the nature of the resolution sent to him by the north-west province of the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom regarding the five per cent. cut in unemployment benefit; and what was his reply.485W
§ Mr. Rossi
The resolution of the Synod of the North-West province called upon the Governmentto restore immediately the 5 per cent. cut in unemployment benefit originally introduced in lieu of taxation".
My right hon. Friend will be writing shortly in reply to the resolution, explaining the Government's position, which he made clear to the House in the debate on 22 November 1982—[Vol. 32, c. 646–52]—and I shall send a copy of his letter to the hon. Member.