Benefit claimant numbers queried

How many people are claiming benefits on the Isle of Man?

That's what Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson will try to discover during questions in Tynwald this week.

In a question for written reply, he'll ask Treasury Minister Alf Cannan about those claiming a variety of benefits during the last tax year.

He'll ask for figures covering employed persons allowance, incapacity benefit, income support, jobseekers allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit and other means tested benefits.

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