HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c998W
22. Mr. Tredinnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether partners of unemployed benefit claimants will be able to work for up to 24 hours a week without losing entitlement to benefit. [32786]

Mr. Roger Evans

Yes. From October 1996, we are increasing the number of hours which partners of income-based jobseeker's allowance claimants will be able to work from 16 to 24 hours a week. The number of hours a claimant's partner works will have no affect on entitlement to contribution-based jobseeker's allowance.