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Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why part-time teachers are not paid unemployment benefit; and to what other occupations similar disqualification applies.

Part-time workers, whether in teaching or any other occupation, are entitled to unemployment benefit if they satisfy the conditions which apply to all persons claiming benefit. If my hon. Friend will let me know of any particular case which he may have in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.