HC Deb 25 March 1976 vol 908 c287W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, how much she estimates it costs to keep an average family with two children on unemployment benefit and social security benefit per month.

Mr. Meacher

A married man with two children receiving existing rates of flat-rate unemployment benefit plus earnings-related supplement appropriate to a man on national average earnings in the relevant contribution year would receive total benefit of about £145 in an average month.