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Employment Protection Act (Implementation)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what instructions have been given to his local and regional offices about the application of those parts of the Employment Protection Act which came into force on 1st February.

All local and regional offices of the Department of Employment and the Employment Service Agency are informed, when a commencement order is made, about the provisions of the Employment Protection Act which the order brings into operation. When the commencement order relating to the provisions coming into operation on 1st February was made all the offices were issued with instructions about dealing with inquiries. Unemployment benefit offices and regional offices of the Department of Employment were also issued with instructions about the implications of certain of the provisions on title to unemployment benefit, which is decided by independent adjudicating authorities. The instructions covered the effect of social security regulations which provide that a

PERCENTAGE RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE FOLKESTONE TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA
MalesFemalesTotal
January 19676·12·14·5
January 19685·81·94·3
January 19696–42·04·7
January 19707·92·15·6
January 19719·22·26·4
January 19727·92·55–8
January 19736·61·64·6
January 19745·91·34·0
January 1975*......
January 197610·73·77·7
January 197712·24·38·8
* Because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency information for January 1975 is not available.
The Folkestone travel-to-work area comprises the Folkestone. Hythe and New Romney employment office areas.

day for which a guarantee is payable is not a day of unemployment and the easement of the trade dispute disqualification by removing the "financing" and "grade or class" provisions.