HC Deb 24 February 1984 vol 54 c644W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many payments of supplementary benefit have been made to people who suffered wrongful employment deductions; and what was the total amount paid, up to the latest date for which information is available (a) as a result of the scrutiny of current cases and (b) as a result of the publicity campaign by each local office of his Department.

Dr. Boyson

A breakdown office by office of the number of refunds of voluntary unemployment deductions is not readily available, and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.