HC Deb 15 June 1982 vol 25 c255W
40. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has had in May about the 5 per cent. abatement of unemployment benefit.

Mr. Rossi

The question of the 5 per cent. of unemployment benefit was raised in another place during the Committee stage of the Social Security and Housing Benefits Bill on 10 May and in a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Mr. Needham), to which I replied on 26 May.—[Vol. 24, c.337–8]. I know of no other formal approaches on this matter during May.