§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he last reviewed the rules governing seasonal unemployment.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Following a review of the unemployment benefit scheme in 1988 the legislative provisions preventing the payment of benefit to seasonal workers during their off-season were repealed by the Social Security Act 1989. The Act also introduced the requirement for unemployed claimants to show that they are actively seeking work as a basic condition of entitlement to benefit.