§ Ms. Short
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) for each employment service region, how
Six months ended 30 June 1988 Allowed Disallowed Referred Direct to Local Tribunal Review Cases Revised in favour of claimant Revised adversely to claimant Not Reviewed/Revised Employed to full normal extent 32,656 11,826 48 150 233 74 Engaged in employment 2,315 12,699 11 150 4,501 161 Availability 37,166 38,141 69 1,199 971 713 Restricted availability 33,992 10,149 22 416 333 435 Leaving voluntarily 86,078 140,368 189 2,407 481 1,279 For misconduct 52,800 45,769 353 621 137 426 Neglecting to avail for employment 2,958 1,733 6 47 10 18
many claimants each month have been referred to the unemployment benefit service due to doubts over non-availability or doubts about their restricted availability since May 1988;
(2) if he will show, for the 12-month period to end of December 1988, the decisions of adjudication officers on doubtful fresh claims, renewal claims and reviewed claims for unemployment benefit showing the numbers allowed, disallowed, referred to a local tribunal, revised in favour of claimants, revised adversely to claimants and not revised in the following categories of questions (a) employed to full normal extent, (b) engaged in employment, (c) availability, (d) restricted availability, (e) leaving voluntarily, (f) for misconduct, (g) neglecting to avail of employment, (h) refusal of employment, (i) refusal or premature termination of training, (j) refusal to carry out written recommendations and (k) restart.
§ Mr. Lee
Information is not available in the precise form requested. The relevant statistics have been compiled by the Department of Social Security on a six-monthly basis since January 1988, and no figures are yet available for the period ending December 1988. Statistics relating to individual regions of the employment service are not readily available, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
All decisions on claims for unemployment benefit are made by the independent adjudicating authorities and no statistics are kept as to the manner in which the entitlement doubt arose.
Figures on the numbers disallowed for failure to attend a restart interview are not compiled separately.
Subject to these qualifications, the table sets out the available information requested.225W
Allowed Disallowed Referred Direct to Local Tribunal Review Cases Revised in favour of claimant Revised adversely to claimant Not Reviewed/Revised Refusal of employment 2,724 1,205 10 38 6 7 Refusal or premature termination of training 1,657 2,822 10 123 55 52 Refusal to carry out written recommendations 14 28 — 2 1 —