§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the latest information he has regarding the numbers and proportion of unemployment benefit disqualification cases in the Chesterfield area in which the disqualification was imposed for the maximum period of 26 weeks.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I regret that this information is not available. We are currently monitoring the operation of the disqualification rules on the basis of a sample of cases across the country. The results of the survey, which will not allow analysis of the position in any single office, should be available next year.