asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has to vary the rate of benefit income as between the involuntary unemployed and those whose unemployment can be clearly attributed in whole or in part to their own actions.
We have no further proposals to vary the present rules, which have recently been reviewed and strengthened.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received concerning the rules governing payment of unemployment benefit; and what replies he has sent.
We have received many representations about suspended workers, with results which my right hon. Friend announced on 15th December. If the hon. Member has some other rule in mind perhaps he would let me know.—[Vol. 828, c. 143–4.]