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Benefit Adjudication Officers

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his answer of 19 November, what was the total numbers of disallowances of unemployment benefit for each year since 1980, shown under each heading used in the annual analysis of decisions of adjudication officers.

The information available is as follows:

Total numbers of disallowances in Great Britain
Reasons fur disallowance19801981
All questions949,477892,198
Days of unemployment
Total numbers of disallowances in Great Britain
Reasons for disallowance1982198319851986
All questions943,553977,978999,4411,081,394
Employment not terminated1479421221
Engaged in employment65,35096,76071,67659,361
Employed to full normal extent3,19411,63628,47335,997
Normal idle day1,9141,9121,7731,862
Payment in lieu of notice or wages etc.232,436232,355196,394215,831
Recognised or customary holiday4,0905,7257,2547,676
Whether unemployed39,98347,59656,87263,719
Share fishermen work as233309230310
no work available477502305202
Dependants benefit child6,6885,162440187
Delayed claim94,754104,478125,241152,212
Failure to attend for interview152325254617
Failure to keep to signing time43327845
Occupational pensions262191100143
Restricted availability9,2906,9945,6607,371
Share fishermen-neglect to avail183176117203
Trade dispute5869762,457892
Seasonal working3,9955,0156,1856,658
Leaving voluntarily255,822261,284298,206314,229
Employment neglect to avail4344337621,242
refusal of2,2481,4501,5341,945
Refusal or premature termination of training2741,2497,0086,322
Refusal to carry out written recommendations689411632
Other questions62,76238,52429,16630,471
1 The headings used in the Annual Analysis changed from 1982.
2 Figures for 1984 are not available.

Reasons for disallowance



Employment not terminated2127
Failure to attend for interview424156
Failure to keep signing time10836
Following on occupation27,75143,034
Employed to full normal extent1,6062,138
Normal idle day7811,183
Pay in lieu of notice or wages etc.181,578242,975
Recognised or customary holiday2,4313,218
Restricted availability11,3919,804
Whether employed25,27731,205
Delayed claim83,78181,289
Leaving voluntarily350,303245,779
Employment Neglect to avail736.585
Refusal of8,2274,194
Refusal or premature termination of training447366
Refusal to carry out written recommendations264122
Trade disputes4,2911,775
Seasonal workers3,4103,274
Share fishermen Work as174408
Neglect to avail1641,163
No work available1,1593,146
Dependants benefit Child8,4027,889
Earnings-related supplement9401,141
Other questions51,88356,470