§ Ms. Short
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) whether a decision to undertake to study under the 21-hour rule is treated as a positive outcome after a restart interview; and if he will make a statement;
(2) whether he will include the option of studying under the 21-hour rule as one of the means of opportunities offered in the course of restart interviews.
§ Mr. Cope
So long as they remain available for work the option to pursue a course of study within the terms of the "21-hour rule" may be considered an appropriate way of helping unemployed people back into work. In such circumstances it would be regarded as a positive outcome of a restart interview.737W
§ Mr. Nicholls
Those people who are registered as unemployed when they join a job club remain on the register and are included in the unemployment figures.