HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c509W
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.