HC Deb 08 November 1979 vol 973 cc299-300W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the annual cost of the general household survey.

Sir George Young

In 1978, the latest year for which figures of actual expenditure are available, the cost of the general household survey was £654,000. This figure includes all stages of the survey

during the first six months of unemployment was about £21.80. I regret that information about the average weekly rate of supplementary allowance paid during this period, either with or without unemployment benefit, is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.