HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc401-2W
Ms. Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide estimates by sex for the number of claimants who will be removed from the unemployment count as a result of the introduction of the Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1989; and if he will further break down these figures by sex into (a) part-time workers, (b) part-time and temporary workers and (c) short-time workers.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I regret that figures are not available in the form requested; overall, we estimate that this measure will have no significant effect on the unemployment count.