HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc693-4W
Mr. Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people he estimates will be affected by his decision to limit the availability of means-tested income support benefit for the unemployed to only six months from April 1996; and how many of these will be(a) in Nottingham city and (b) in Nottinghamshire.

Mr. Burt

Job seeker's allowance will replace unemployment benefit and income support for unemployed people from April 1996. Claimants will receive means-tested JSA for as long as they satisfy the entitlement conditions.

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