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Benefit Claimants

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the number of unemployed claiming income support but not unemployment benefit whose claims were (i) disallowed, (ii) allowed and (iii) awaiting adjudication by his Department's adjudication officers following doubts about (a) actively seeking work, (b) restricted availability and (c) refusal of employment for each month since October 1989; and what was the number that corresponded and the number that did not correspond to the opinion given by Department of Employment adjudication officers.