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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services under what circumstances unemployment benefit is paid to United Kingdom citizens who travel for job interviews to other EEC countries.

People who travel abroad for job interviews are generally disqualified from receiving unemployment benefit for each complete day of absence from Great Britain. However, if a claimant has previously been unemployed and receiving unemployment benefit in this country, normally for four weeks, unemployment benefit may be payable to him in another EEC country to which he has gone in order to seek employment.