1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Claimant Statistics
Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Claimant Statistics on 10th June 1986.
Mr. Barry Jones Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of claimants with children in Wales in receipt of (a) unemployment benefit only, (b) supplementary benefit only and (c) unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit for the latest available year in (i) Alyn and Deeside and (ii) Clwyd.
Mr. Major I regret that this information is not available. Statistics are not kept routinely so that the information requested could he obtained only by a special exercise which would be disproportionately expensive.