HC Deb 10 February 1984 vol 53 c797W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will revise the criteria of eligibility for the enterprise allowance scheme so that those who have ceased to be eligible for unemployment pay can apply.

Mr. Alan Clark

No. The scheme is primarily intended to help overcome the deterrent effect of the potential loss of unemployment or supplementary benefit on unemployed people who are considering starting up in business on their own.