§ Mr. Henry Clark
asked the Minister for Social Security how many women are currently in receipt of unemployment benefit who have not been in employment since their marriage; and if she will take steps to ensure that all these women are correctly listed as being genuinely available for employment.
§ Mr. Pentland
I regret that the information is not available.
As to the second part of the Question, availability for employment is not always easy to test but people who restrict their availability may have their claims to unemployment benefit disallowed by the independent adjudicating authorities if the restrictions are considered unreasonable.