§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the extent of the increase in social security payments which are anticipated in Wales in the next year; and what is the underlying assumption regarding unemployment figures in Wales on which this is based.
§ Dr. Boyson
The social security system is uniform throughout Great Britain. Estimates of expenditure are made for the country as a whole, based on national assumptions. Separate figures for Wales are thus not available.