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Unemployed Women

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many women ineligible for unemployment benefit are registered at present as unemployed, seeking (a) full-time and (b) part-time work.

Following the introduction of voluntary registration on 18 October this information is no longer available. However, special counts will be made in the summer of non-claimant school leavers. More generally, estimates of people seeking work but not claiming benefit will be made, in a similar way that estimates of the unregistered unemployed have been in the past.