HC Deb 08 March 1993 vol 220 c457W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claimants are currently studying on part-time courses under the 21-hour rule.

Mr. Burt

This information is not available. The 21-hour rule enables unemployed claimants in receipt of income support to follow part-time education courses while continuing their search for work. The Department's annual statistical enquiry contains no record of the numbers who take advantage of this rule.