§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what statistical records are kept of disallowed claims for unemployment benefit; if these records identify the reasons given for the disallowance; and if they allow a calculation of the number of claims refused each year under the full extent normal rule.
§ Mr. Portillo
Records of disallowed claims for unemployment benefit are kept locally by Adjudication officers. These records show the reasons for disallowance, including disallowance under the full extent normal rule. The total number of claims disallowed together with the reasons for disallowance are summarised in an annual analysis of decisions of adjudication officers. In 1986, there were 35,997 disallowances imposed under the full extent normal rule.