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Right to Work

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends to bring forward amendments to regulation 9 of the Social Security (Crediting and Treatment of Contributions and National Insurance Numbers) Regulations 2001 to make explicit the evidence which must be produced to demonstrate that the right to work condition has been satisfied. (90471)

A “right to work” condition has already been introduced into the Jobcentre Plus national insurance number allocation and decision making process for employment-related applications. This condition was implemented in July, and guidance issued to all Jobcentre Plus staff detailing the evidence requirements needed to satisfy this condition.

Changes to regulation 9 of the Social Security (Crediting and Treatment of Contributions and National Insurance Numbers) Regulations 2001 will be laid before Parliament in November 2006.