Older Employees (Redundancies)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th June 1991.

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Photo of Mr Tony Newton Mr Tony Newton , Braintree 12:00 am, 24th June 1991

The latest figures, which I think reflect the latest analysis in detail, show that the number of unemployed over the age of 50 fell by about 45,000 between April 1989 and April 1991. I do not intend to build too much on that, but it is an interesting point. Those who become unemployed and entitled to income support after the age of 60 are entitled to what in other circumstances would be called the pensioner premium. That may assuage some of my hon. Friend's concern.