HC Deb 15 June 1994 vol 244 c578W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many(a) decisions, (b) disallowances and (c) warning letters were issued in each region and Great Britain as a whole in each quarter since April 1990 in respect of actively seeking employment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from M. Fogden to Ms Clare Short, dated 15 June 1994: The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of claimants who have been issued with warning letters for not actively seeking employment; the number of decisions on actively seeking employment; and the number of disallowances for actively seeking employment in each quarter since April 1990. The statistics you asked for on adjudication officers' decisions on actively seeking employment for each region and for Great Britain as a whole are contained in the quarterly summary entitled "Analysis of Adjudication Officers' Decisions". Copies are held in the Library of the House. The latest available information relates to the quarter ending December 1993. I enclose a table showing by Region, and for Great Britain, the number of warning letters issued to clients whose worksearch activity was not considered to be adequate. This information is available for the period up to March 1994. I hope this is helpful.