HC Deb 27 January 1997 vol 289 c105W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the annual savings accruing from the introduction of the jobseeker's allowance for(a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99 and (c) 1999–2000. [12802]

Mr. Roger Evans

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows.

We estimate that jobseeker's allowance will save £60 million in 1996–97 and £240 million in a full year of operation.

These figures are being adjusted in line with the latest economic assumptions which my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, set out in the Budget. I will write to the hon. Member with the adjusted figures in due course.