§ Mr. Baldry
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in receipt of unemployment benefit were referred by the employment service to an insurance officer for either refusing suitable employment or neglecting to avail themselves of opportunities of work in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively.510W
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Information is not available in the form requested. The number of unemployment benefit claimants referred to the independent adjudication authorities from all sources (that is, the employment service, careers offices, DHSS, employers) for either refusing suitable employment or neglecting to avail themselves of opportunities of work, (Social Security Act, 1975 Part IIS20(1)) were:
Number 1979 12,051 1980 15,083 1981 10,134 1982 6,711 1983 5,805
Figures are not currently available for 1984.