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 Claimant Couples – 22 May 1986

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.