Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Unclaimed Benefits on 19th May 1986.
Mr. Evans Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the amount of money saved by his Department each year by the failure of people to claim benefits for which they would be eligible.
Mr. Major I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.
Mr. Evans Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of people who failed to claim unemployment benefit for which they were eligible in each of the last three years.
Mr. Major No estimates are available on the number of people who fail to claim unemployment benefit.