HC Deb 25 May 1999 vol 332 c100W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much time is allowed to claimants in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance who are parents to make child care arrangements in the event of them receiving the offer of a job. [85093]

Mr. Andrew Smith

A claimant in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) who has caring responsibilities is required to be able to take up employment within 48 hours. For JSA purposes, caring responsibilities include caring for a child who is either a close relative of the jobseeker or who is living in the same household as the jobseeker.