HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 c1622W
Hugh Bayley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of unemployment benefits has been (a) at current prices and (b) as a percentage of gross domestic product in each year since 1979. [188956]

Mr. Pond

I refer my hon. Friend to the written answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on 7 September 2004,Official Report, columns 1205–206W.

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