§ 22. Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has received expressing fears that the restrictions to 16 hours per week for study in the proposed jobseeker's allowance will affect people's ability to acquire new skills for the labour market. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
I have received a number of representations from hon. Members on behalf of their constituents and from some colleges. In each case, I have been able to assure them that the changes that we are proposing to introduce are designed to eliminate anomalies in the current rules and to allow the same number of people to study part time and claim jobseeker's allowance as do so under the current arrangements.