The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits (Knowsley) – 20 February 1986

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.