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Unemployed Persons (Job Offers)

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what record is kept of the number of offers of jobs made to claimants on the unemployment register.

Records are kept in respect of every benefit claimant who is registered at a jobcentre or employment office for employment. These records include notes of submissions of the registrant to prospective employers as well as subsequent offers of work by them. These confidential records are normally destroyed a year after the registrant finds employment.