§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M.E.G. Fogden to Mr. Terry Lewis, dated 20 October 1994:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the total number of persons, who are currently in receipt of Class 1 National Insurance credits only, during unemployment, in each unemployment benefit office in Greater Manchester.The information you have requested is not fully available. However the attached table gives the number of persons within each office in Greater Manchester, who were registered as unemployed and receiving neither unemployment benefit nor Income Support on 12 May. The vast majority, but not all, of these persons will have been receiving Class 1 National Insurance credits only. More recent data can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.328W
Table to show the number of persons not in receipt of unemployment benefit nor income support, during unemployment, in each benefit office in Greater Manchester on Thursday 12 May 1994 Office Number (See note below) Altrincham 509 Hyde 325 Marple 142 Stockport A 330 Wythenshawe 299 Stockport B 332 Stockport C 309 Rusholme 190 Rochdale 490 Ashton-in-Makerfield 157 Ashton-under-Lyne 261 Atherton & Tyldesley 160 Bolton A 200 Bury A 422 Bolton B 284 Bolton C 268 Denton 187 Eccles 187 Failsworth 256 Didsbury 365 Stretford B 527 Farnworth 127 Heywood 211 Horwich 123 Irlam 71 Leigh 318 Levenshulme 239 Little Borough 102 Middleton 155 Newton Heath 304 Oldham B 700 Swinton 172 Prestwich 335 Radcliffe 115 Manchester C 179 Salford A 347 Hindley 109 Worsley 198 West Houghton 90 Wigan A 585 Wigan B 257
The vast majority of these persons will have been in receipt of a Class 1 National Insurance credit at the time.