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

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Claimant Couples on 22nd May 1986.


Mr. Redmond Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of claimant couples with children in receipt of (a) unemployment benefit only, (b) supplementary benefit only and (c) unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit for the latest available year in Doncaster, Wath-on-Dearne and Mexborough Department of Health and Social Security offices.

Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available centrally. Statistics are not kept routinely so that the information requested could be obtained only by a special exercise which would be disproportionately expensive.