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Jobseeker's Allowance

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether claimants may receive jobseeker's allowance for more than 18 months as a result of single claim; and if he will make a statement. (173900)

Yes. Since May 1997, the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance for 18 months and over has fallen from 292,700 to 29,900 in November 2007.