HL Deb 21 February 1984 vol 448 cc754-5WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What evidence they have of young people on unemployment benefit refusing jobs on the ground that the difference between benefit and wages is not worth working for.

The Minister of State, Privy Council Office, and Minister for the Arts (The Earl of Gowrie)

The statistical records of refusals of jobs held by unemployment benefit offices do not distinguish reasons for refusal.