§ Mr. Sainsbury
The weekly rates of unemployment benefit in St. Helena are £14.60 for a married couple and £10.90 for a single person. In addition, claimants receive 75 per cent. rent rebate and a weekly allowance in respect of each dependent child; the rates are £1.55 for a child aged 10 or less, and £1.95 for a child aged 11 or over. The basic weekly income of a labourer in the public sector is £36.95.
The weekly rate of unemployment benefit in the United Kingdom for a single person is £34.70. A married person, who also claims successfully for their spouse, receives an additional £21.40 per week. The average gross weekly income of all adults in full-time employment is £239.70.