Jobseeker's Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance in each financial year since 2005;

(2) how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance in each financial year from 2001 to 2005;

(3) how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance in each financial year from 1997 to 2001.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Welfare Reform; Minister for London), Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the following table.

Jobseeker's allowance (JSA) expenditure: 1997-98 to 2007-08
£ million, nominal
JSA 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Contribution based 475 474 459 447 470 519 507 445 486 478 420
Income based 3,418 3,083 2,796 2,435 2,136 2,105 2,052 1,759 1,823 1,962 1,789
Total 3,893 3,557 3,255 2,882 2,606 2,624 2,559 2,204 2,309 2,440 2,209
Source:

DWP accounting data

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