HC Deb 02 April 2001 vol 366 c96W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what the cost of benefits, paid as a result of unemployment in Shrewsbury and Atcham was on(a) 1 May 1997 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [154662]

Angela Eagle

The available data only allow us to estimate the number of people in a Member of Parliament's constituency getting benefits as a result of unemployment. It is not possible to estimate the cost of these benefits at a constituency level.