HC Deb 17 December 1987 vol 124 cc705-6W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the total savings in 1988–89 from uprating the illustrative figures for personal allowances in income support set out in the technical annex of the White Paper "The Reform of Social Security" Cmnd. 9091, by

insurance contribution credits, but without drawing unemployment benefit; and how many are currently within this category.

Mr. Scott

On 14 May 1987, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 433,071 persons registered as unemployed and not receiving unemployment benefit or supplementary benefit but receiving national insurance contribution credits. The reasons for unemployment benefit not being paid are shown in the table.

Unemployment benefit exhausted 200,353
Contribution deficiency 65,389
Title to benefit not yet determined 1140,042
Waiting days not completed 14,656
Other reasons 22,631
Total 433,071
1 Some of these claimants will be found to qualify for unemployment benefit.

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