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Unemployment Benefit Recipients

Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in receipt of unemployment benefit were referred by the employment service to an insurance officer for either refusing suitable employment or neglecting to avail themselves of opportunities of work in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively.

Information is not available in the form requested. The number of unemployment benefit claimants referred to the independent adjudication authorities from all sources (that is, the employment service, careers offices, DHSS, employers) for either refusing suitable employment or neglecting to avail themselves of opportunities of work, (Social Security Act, 1975 Part IIS20(1)) were:

Number
197912,051
198015,083
198110,134
19826,711
19835,805
Figures are not currently available for 1984.