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Disallowed Unemployment Benefit

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide figures updating those contained in his answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Garston (Mr. Loyden) of 4 April, Official Report, column 684, on disallowed unemployment benefit for the period 1 January 1990 to date.

[holding answer 6 June 1990]: The information for the quarter ending 31 March 1990, the latest available, is in the table:

Decisions of adjudication officers on doubtful claims for unemployment benefit, period 1 January 1990 to 31 March 1990
Fresh or renewal claims disallowedReviewed claims revised adversely to claimant
Employment not terminated1210
Engaged in employment3,9191,733
Employed to full normal extent1,32272
Normal idle day14616
Payment in lieu of notice or wages etc.31,0675,694
Recognised or customary holiday70993
Whether unemployed7,7201,500
Share fishermen:
Fresh or renewal claims disallowedReviewed claims revised adversely to claimant
Work as3218
No work available241
Dependant's benefit:
Delayed claim22,584117
Failure to attend for interview (including restart)971
Failure to keep to signing time132
Occupational pensioners69191
Restricted availability2,323618
Share fishermen—neglect to avail311
Trade dispute742
Actively seeking work29726
Leaving voluntarily42,831201
Neglect to avail4697
Refusal of6442
Refusal or premature termination of training19139
Refusal to carry out written recommendations115
Weekly earnings rule22,147730
Other questions9,2746,901
All questions167,43418,718

Note: The special entitlement conditions for seasonal workers were abolished from October 1989.