HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c752W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide details of the numbers of those aged under 18 years in receipt of benefit/income support by standard economic region, by month, for the period June to December 1988, inclusive.

Mr. Lee

[holding answer 25 January 1989]: The table shows the available analysis of under 18-year-olds claiming unemployment-related benefits, that is unemployment benefit, income support or national insurance credits.

The recent extension of the guaranteed offer of a YTS place to all those aged under 18 not in full-time education or employment means there is now no need for these young people to be unemployed. Consequently, only a few now remain entitled to unemployment-related benefits following the associated change from September 1988 in the benefit regulations for under 18-year-olds.

Region Average weekly take home pay (£)
National Average 78.21

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