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Jobseeker’s Allowance: Self-employed

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has made an estimate of the number of former claimants of jobseeker’s allowance who have become self-employed in each (a) constituency and (b) smallest geographical area for which figures are available in each year since 1997. (324531)

The information requested is not available.

Although some information is gathered on the Department’s administrative systems on the number leaving jobseeker’s allowance and moving into work, a breakdown into employees and the self-employed is not available.