§ Mr. MacKenzie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the total sum of money paid, in the form of unemployment benefit, to male, female and young claimants in the last 12 months to the latest convenient date; and if he will break down this figure in table form to show the amounts paid in each of the English regions;
(2) what was the total sum of money paid, in the form of unemployment benefit, to male, female and young claimants in the last 12 months to the latest convenient date in Wales;
(3) what was the total sum of money paid, in the form of unemployment benefit, to male, female and young claimants in the last 12 months to the latest convenient date in Scotland.
Member Organisation Dr M E Abrams DHSS Chairman Professor M Adler Professor Genito-Urinary Medicine (London University) at the Middlesex Hospital Professor A L Bloom Professor of Haematology Welsh National School of Medicine Dr J D Cash Consultant Adviser in Blood Transfusion (Scotland) Dr Marcela Contreras Director, North London Blood Transfusion Centre Dr N S Galbraith Epidemiologist—Director of the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) Professor Alistair Geddes Consultant Physician, East Birmingham Hospital Dr Harold Gunson Director, North Western Blood Transfusion Service, (CA in Blood Transfusion) Miss Elizabeth Jenner Nursing representative (St Mary's Hospital) Dr D B L McClelland Regional Director, Edinburgh and SE Scotland Blood Transfusion Service Dr Philip Mortimer Consultant Virologist in the Virus Reference Laboratory of the Central Public Health Laboratory (nominated by Dr Whitehead) Dr. D Pereira-Gray General Medical Practitioner (and CA in General Practice) Dr A J Pinching Clinical Immunologist—St Mary's Hospital Medical School Dr P Rodin Consultant in Genito-Urinary Medicine (CA in GU Medicine), The London Hospital Dr R Tedder Consultant Virologist—the Middlesex Hospital Dr D A J Tyrrell CBE Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) Director MRC Common Cold Unit Professor R Weiss Institute of Cancer Research (The Chester Beatty Institute) Mr Richard Wells Nursing representative (Royal College of Nursing) Dr J E M Whitehead Director, Public Health Laboratory Service Professor A J Zuckerman Professor of Microbiology (University of London) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Dr M Sibellas DHSS Medical Secretary Mr T W S Murray DHSS Administrative Secretary
§ Mr. Whitney
The total expenditure on unemployment benefit in Great Britain in the financial year 1983–84 was £1,497 million. A breakdown of this figure is available as follows:
England £1,244 million Scotland £172 million Wales £81 million
These figures are based on a computer analysis of girocheque encashments. A further analysis to show the amounts paid in each of the English regions could be provided, but only at disproportionate cost, and I regret that the information requested regarding expenditure by sex and age is not available.