Biography Chronology Home Search Speeches/Statements

1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits (Knowsley)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits (Knowsley) on 20th February 1986.


Mr. Sean Hughes Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons aged 16, 17 and 18 years, respectively, are presently claiming (a) supplementary and (b) other unemployment benefit in the borough of Knowsley.

Mr. Major The table shows the number of people aged 16, 17 and 18 respectively claiming unemployment benefit in the borough of Knowsley at 9 January 1986 - the latest figures available.


Age | Number Claiming Unemployment Benefit

16 | 246

17 | 898

18 | 1,150

I regret that similar information is not available for persons claiming supplementary benefit.