Unemployment Benefits

Wales written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the change has been in the amount paid in unemployment benefits in Wales since May 2010.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

2011-12 outturn expenditure information for Wales is not currently available. Outturn expenditure for jobseeker's allowance for Wales in 2010-11 can be found using the following URL:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/la_expenditure.xls

2011-12 data will be published in September 2012 and will be accessible from the same URL as above.

Average amount data for jobseeker's allowance payments in Wales, up to November 2011, can be accessed using the DWP Tabulation Tool which can be found at the following URL:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=tabtool

Claimant count information can be found using the NOMIS website which gives data up to May 2012. The NOMIS website can be accessed using the following URL:

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

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