§ Mr. MacKenzie
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The information requested is not available. However, the total amount paid in unemployment benefit in the 12 months ending 30 September 1984 was £47.417 million.