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Vietnamese Refugees

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases there are of Vietnamese boat people receiving social security benefits where they have rejected offers of employment; and if he will make a statement.

This information is not available. I assure my hon. Friend, however, that Vietnamese refugees receiving benefit are subject to the same rules as anyone else, including withdrawal of benefit if work is refused unreasonably.