§ 9. Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Paymaster General what arrangements have been made for payment of the allowance to participants in the job training scheme; and if they will be counted as unemployed.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer the hon. Member to the administrative arrangements outlined in my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Wainwright) on 9 December at column115. The normal practice of successive Governments has been not to count people as unemployed when they are undertaking full-time courses of vocational training.