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Miss M R Barker

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will reconsider the application by Miss M. R. Barker of 17 Woodland, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury WF13 3PE, for unemployment benefit, reference RM173P/INS/5999/7931/6, which was rejected on the grounds that she was not an employed earner for at least 13 weeks from the last day she was entitled to that benefit, in light of the fact that credits awarded to carers whilst they are receiving invalid care allowance count towards the relevant contribution conditions for unemployment benefit.

Miss Barker's case is currently under consideration. When inquiries have been completed, Miss Barker will be given an opportunity to make representations before a formal decision is given on her contribution position in relation to her claim for unemployment benefit.