HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c387W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what precise criteria he plans to adopt for unemployed claimants to meet a requirement that they are actively seeking work in order that they can obtain benefit.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Claimants will need to take all apropriate steps to find work. These might include answering newspaper advertisements, registering with employment agencies and contacting employers. The independent adjudicating authorities will determine each case on its merits taking account of factors such as the local labour market, the claimant's capabilities and his work experience.