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Thursday, 18 April 1985
Page: 1474

(Question No. 233)

Mr Braithwaite asked the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 21 March 1985:

(1) How many wives, including de facto wives, were granted unemployment benefits in 1983-84 in circumstances where their husbands were not eligible for unemployment benefits because they were unemployed, due to being, or having been, engaged in industrial action or due to industrial action by other members of the husbands' union.

(2) What amount of unemployment benefits was paid to these families.

Mr Howe —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) and (2) The information sought is not available.