§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average value of unemployment benefit in the United Kingdom; and how it compares with that in each European Economic Community country.314W
§ Dr. Boyson
The average weekly value of unemployment benefit in Great Britain—excluding Northern Ireland—in November 1983 was £27.35.
Information as to the level of unemployment benefit in the countries of the European Community is contained in the Department's publication, "Tables of Social Benefit Systems in the Member States of the European Communities, Portugal and Spain (position at 1 January 1983)", a copy of which is in the Library.