HC Deb 27 January 1981 vol 997 cc371-2W
45. Miss Joan Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out in the Official Report the conditions under which part-time workers may be accepted for inclusion on the unemployment register.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Manpower Services Commission, which is responsible for the operation of the public employment service, does not apply any conditions for registration for employment. Unemployed people who are registered for part-time work only—that is, not more than 30 hours per week—are included in the monthly count of unemployed if they are claiming unemployment benefit, supplementary allowance, or credits of national insurance contributions.

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