HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 c412W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he makes of the average cost to the Treasury of each unemployed person in unemployment benefit and lost revenues from taxes and national insurance.

Mr. Jack

In 1990–91 the estimated average weekly cost of unemployment benefit per person was £40.35. Estimates of national insurance and tax revenue forgone are not available.