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Quiz Question 2

 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 2:27pm Toque wrote:
Another exciting quiz question based on Norman Baker's Parliamentary questions.

How many people were claiming incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance in the Lewes constituency in May 2009?
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 3:58pm Prick Stein wrote:
Loadsa lazy people and a few genuine ones!
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 4:24pm Another wrote:
How many 16 year olds get pregnant to get a council house and never have to do a hard days work in their lives!
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 4:52pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
I thought I did pretty well with the fat dead people, so I will go 3100 on this.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:00pm Sherlock wrote:
How many people think bringing up a baby on your own is not a hard day's work?
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:16pm Another wrote:
It is hard bringing up a baby on your own but my point is that kids are having kids when they should be at school. I blame the parents. Most of the parents of these kids having babies have neither done an honest days work in their life.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:20pm Sherlock wrote:
How many people in Lewes know 16 years olds who get pregnant just to get a council house and avoid work?
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:25pm Another wrote:
You must be walking around with your eyes closed.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:50pm Sherlock wrote:
How many people who don't live in a world of prejudices and stereotypes know 16 years olds who get pregnant just to get a council house and avoid work?
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 5:58pm Sherlock wrote:
By the way Another, did you know that teenage pregnancy rates have fallen year by year, with a 7.6% drop since 1998? Do you think that perhaps inadequate information about contraception has more to do with teenage pregnancy than trying to get a council flat and avoid a job?
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 6:53pm Geoff wrote:
another good question. my guess is perhaps around 100, not because of the silly reasons above, but because we are more likely to have older people with health problems, and the access to making claims.
And i do not know a single 16yr old who has got herself pregnant to claim benefits, though I do know of one over 60yr old, who without criticising her, was intentionally pregnant artificially in order to get what she wanted.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 8:38pm another wrote:
They are really going to own up to it ... I dont think so . There's a few families on the Landport estate for starters. Have a look around Ousedale and you'll see many dole scroungers and young mums,. We should do what the Chinese government do, first child ok then after that you have to pay them. |That would make them think twice before getting pregnant.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 8:55pm Sherlock wrote:
What a sour and guilt-ridden person you must be Another. An absent father perhaps.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 9:17pm another wrote:
Im far from sour and guilt ridden as you put it. Just dont like seeing people taking the mickey when there are genuine people out there looking for housing, who work hard and are put to the bottom of the council list because single mums take priority!!!!
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 9:50pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I hate to disappoint you Another, but no-one gets a council house at 16. You have to be 18 to have a tenancy.
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 9:59pm another wrote:
Well there's still 16 year olds having babies and waiting till their 18 to get housed then if thats the case!!!
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 10:22pm geoff wrote:
some people just can't admit when their beaten :-)
Unfortunately 'another' i don't have time in the day to wander around speculating about complete strangers and their family arrangements, because i am busy working. I am leased to see however, that you are 'free all day' and are keeping a tight statistical analysis of these apparent blights on society, and their evil existence . I look forward to hearing how you are going to remedy the problem you have identified, because I am sure you wouldn't want to look like one of those nutters who revels in just moaning about anyone they can find fault with
 
 
On 20 Jan 2010 at 11:16pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
So ...
How many people were claiming incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance in the Lewes constituency in May 2009?
By the way - I am the product of a single parent family. All my siblings (there are a few of us) have degrees, good jobs. My mother never went on the dole, never claimed benefit, always worked hard. There are very few girls who intentionally get pregnant to get a council house - it's one of those urban myths that has been put about by the daily mail and repeated ad infintum, and really pisses me off.
 
 
On 21 Jan 2010 at 11:58am another wrote:
You must have breraks like me Geoff as i've seen you respond at different times of the day. I dont have a problem with single parents, what i do have is a problem with people getting pregnant to get housing, moved or larger homes especially when there is people out there who really genuinely need housing. I over heard a conversation at the school when a mother said she would have to get pregnant soon as her little one would be going fulltime soon and the social expect her to get a job, now that stinks !!!!
 
 
On 21 Jan 2010 at 12:55pm Toque wrote:
Good debate. The answer is (drum roll):

There were 2,330 people on incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance in the Lewes constituency in May 2009.
 
 
On 21 Jan 2010 at 3:10pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
Would it be OK if you declare me the winner of this and the other quiz, as I was the only one that guessed and I was fairly close. A suggested form of words might be "And the winner, with some inspired and intelligent guesswork is ..." but feel free to put it in your own style.
 
 
On 21 Jan 2010 at 4:53pm Toque wrote:
And the winner, proving that they're not just dried vegetable matter, is....No Pot Pourri!


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