HC Deb 08 March 1994 vol 239 c140W
Mr. Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 1 March,Official Report, column 691, how many people in (a) Nottingham city, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) nationally would be affected if the proposed job seeker's allowance came into operation on 1 March, or the most recent date for which figures are available.

Mr. Burt

The information is not available in the form requested. Nationally, when job seeker's allowance is fully operational, it is estimated that at any one time around 250,000 people could be affected.


1. Estimates rounded to nearest 10,000 cases.

2. Estimates assume:

  1. (a) 2.75 million unemployed.
  2. (b) 1994–95 benefit rates.

3. Estimates relate to a point in time rather than the number who could be expected to be affected at some point during a year.