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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 10th April 1986.

Mr. Boyes Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much a single 22-year-old male (a) living with parents and (b) living in a council flat received in benefit if he was unemployed on 1 April in each year between 1979 and 1986; and if he will express these payments in real terms, taking 100 as the base for 1 April 1979.

Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.