§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a table showing unemployment benefit, including earnings-related supplement, as a percentage of average earnings for the years(a) 1972, (b) 1979, (c) 1982, (d) 1987 and (e) 1989 for a single person and a married man with two children, both on average earnings.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The information requested is in the table.
the Department. Both the resource needs and organisation of the social fund in local offices will continue to be kept under review by departmental officials.