HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 cc46-7W
123. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many persons had their unemployed pay suspended on account of refusing to accept an offer of suitable employment during each quarter of 1951.

Mr. Turton

The available figures of disqualifications imposed by insurance officers do not distinguish between cases of refusal or failure to apply for suitable employment and cases where a reasonable opportunity of suitable employment has been neglected. The numbers were 9,520 in the first quarter of 1951, 8,620 in the second quarter, 7,150 in the third quarter, and 7,780 in the fourth quarter.