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Benefit Claims

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will introduce the necessary amendments to enable those persons in full-time employment, who are laid off temporarily, to claim benefit in the manner available prior to changes in regulations recently introduced; and if he will make a statement.

We are monitoring the effects of recent changes to unemployment benefit rules on all those who claim. We have no plans to introduce special arrangements for this particular group.