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Unemployment benefits paid in Great Britain as a percentage of GDP since 1978-79
Unemployment benefit Income support for the unemployed Jobseeker's allowance— contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance— income-based Housing benefit/council tax benefit and predecessors Total

1978-79

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.8

1979-80

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.7

1980-81

0.5

0.3

0.1

1.0

1981-82

0.7

0.6

0.2

1.5

1982-83

0.5

0.9

0.2

1.7

1983-84

0.5

1.1

0.3

1.8

1984-85

0.5

1.1

0.3

1.9

1985-86

0.4

1.2

0.3

1.9

1986-87

0.4

1.1

0.3

1.8

1987-88

0.3

0.9

0.3

1.5

1988-89

0.2

0.6

0.3

1.1

1989-90

0.1

0.5

0.2

0.9

1990-91

0.2

0.5

0.3

0.9

1991-92

0.3

0.7

0.3

1.3

1992-93

0.3

0.9

0.4

1.6

1993-94

0.3

0.9

0.4

1.5

1994-95

0.2

0.8

0.4

1.3

1995-96

0.2

0.7

0.4

1.2

1996-97

0.1

0.3

0.0

0.2

0.3

1.0

1997-98

0.1

0.4

0.2

0.7

1998-99

0.1

0.4

0.2

0.6

1999-2000

0.0

0.3

0.2

0.5

2000-01

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.4

2001-02

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.4

2002-03

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.4

2003-04

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.3

2004-05

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.3

2005-06

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.3

2006-07

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.3

2007-08

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.3

Notes:
1. Figures are consistent with Budget 2007 published expenditure and forecasts.
2. Percentage figures in Table (2) are rounded to one decimal place.
3. Unemployed benefit (UB) was replaced by Jobseeker’s Allowance which was introduced in October 1996.
4. Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based) figures include claimants in receipt of income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance who would also be entitled to the contributory element.
5. Jobseeker’s Allowance (contribution based) figures include claimants in receipt of income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance who would also be entitled to the contributory element. Only the amount of income-based award above the level of contribution-based award is included in this.
Source:
DWP Expenditure tables

Allowances Yorkshire and Humberside

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Yorkshire and Humber and (b) City of York received (i) winter fuel payments and (ii) free television licences in the last year for which figures are available. [152188]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: In winter 2006-07 753,890 households in the Yorkshire and Humber Government Office Region received a winter fuel payment and 14,830 households in the City of York constituency received the payment.

TV Licensing, who administer free television licences for people aged 75 or over as agents for the BBC, are not able to provide geographical breakdowns of the number of free licences issued. However, in winter 2006-07, the number of households with at least one person aged 75 or over receiving the winter fuel payment in the Yorkshire and Humber Government Office Region was 303,160 and there were 6,620 such households in the City of York constituency. Each of these households would be eligible for a free TV licence.

Written Questions

Mr. Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to answer questions (a) 147300 and (b) 147298, on the Abingdon Carpets pension fund, tabled by the hon. Member for Islwyn on 28 June. [151929]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: I replied to my hon. Friend's questions on 23 July 2007, Official Report, column 733W.

Home Department

Antisocial Behaviour Orders

James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been issued with more than one antisocial behaviour order. [151723]

Mr. Coaker: From the data collected centrally, it is not possible to identify where multiple antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to the same person.

James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of people in receipt of antisocial behaviour orders had previously received (a) a criminal conviction, (b) a police caution, (c) a penalty notice for disorder and (d) another form of antisocial behaviour intervention in each of the last three years for which figures are available; [151726]

(2) what the average number of prior convictions is of persons in receipt of antisocial behaviour orders. [151727]

Mr. Coaker: Data collected centrally on antisocial behaviour orders does not include any information on a person’s criminal history.


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