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Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General if he will make it his policy that the provision of assistance by the staff of jobcentres to unemployed persons is not refused on the ground of their ineligibility for supplementary benefit because they have cash assets in excess of £3,000; and if he will make a statement.

Assistance from jobcentre staff has always been available to anybody actively seeking a job. There are no plans to change this policy.