§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will provide, for each quarter since September 1989, the number of decisions concerning (i) refusal of employment, (ii) actively seeking work, (iii) restricted availability and (iv) neglect to avail oneself of employment, in which the time between receiving the referral and the adjudication officer's decision was(a) up to seven days, (b) eight to 14 days, (c) 15 to 21 days, (d) 22 to 28 days and (e) over 28 days, as recorded by the 5 per cent. sample of adjudication officer decisions;
(2) under what circumstances the disqualification, disallowance or suspension of a claim for unemployment benefit and/or income support results in a person's removal from the unemployment register;
(3) if he will make a statement on the progress that has been made on introducing the new framework and active signing in each region of the Employment Service and the impact of the changes on the implementation of the Social Security Act 1989.
Questions on operational matters in the Employment Service executive agency are the responsibility of Mike Fogden, the agency's chief executive, to whom I have referred these questions for reply.
No reports on the operation of the "actively seeking employment" procedures have been completed. It is not possible to provide dates of publication for future Government reports concerning these procedures, as these will depend on the nature of the work commissioned and the time taken to complete any research.