HC Deb 06 March 1970 vol 797 c174W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many persons were discharged for industrial misconduct during the year 1969; and of these how many were refused unemployment benefit as a result.

Mr. Harold Walker

Information about the number of persons discharged for industrial misconduct is not available. Of the persons who became unemployed and claimed unemployment benefit in 1969, 185,610 were disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit by the insurance officer on the ground that they had lost their employment through misconduct. The period of disqualification may vary from one day to six weeks.