HC Deb 10 April 1987 vol 114 c444W
Mr. George

asked the Paymaster General how many people are engaged in the following special employment and training measures within the employment area covering the Walsall, South constituency.(a) community industry,(b) community programme,(c) the YTS, (d) the young workers scheme, (e) the job release scheme, (f) the job-splitting scheme and (g) the enterprise allowance scheme.

Mr. Trippier

It is not possible to give a precise total figure because of the various basis on which local information is collated. The number of people participating in the following employment training and enterprise measures are:

benefit as a result of information obtained by the new availability-for-work test in Leicester and the United Kingdom as a whole.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 37]: Ever since the national insurance system in its present form was set up in 1947, some claimants to unemployment benefit have always been disallowed benefit by independent statutory adjudicating authorities, in accordance with long standing legal rules adopted by successive Governments, where they are not available for work.

If the hon. and learned Member is asking how many claims have been disallowed in this way since we last modified the procedures and revised the form which has always been used to enforce the rules, the answer, as at 27 February 1987, is 78 claimants in Leicester and 8,866 claimants in Great Britain.