§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many decisions, disallowances and warning letters have been issued to unemployment benefit 65W and income support claimants by adjudication officers, in respect of the definition of actively seeking work, in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Information on the number of decisions and disallowances issued to unemployment benefit claimants in respect of the definition of actively seeking work is contained in the quarterly summary entitled "Analysis of Adjudication Officers' Decisions", copies of which are held in the Library. This information is available from 1 October 1989, when the actively seeking work condition was introduced, to the year ending March 1994. My Department does not hold information about the number of decisions and disallowances issued to income support claimants on those grounds.
The number of warning letters which have been issued to unemployment benefit and income support claimants, in respect of the definition of actively seeking work, in each full year since 1 October 1989 is shown in the following table:
Annex A Number of actively seeking employment warning letters issued 1 October 1989 to December 1989 7,577 January to December 1990 44,793 January to December 1991 24,896 January to December 1992 24,636 January to December 1993 10,869 January to March 1994 2,230