§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many cases involving the refusal of unemployment benefit to miners dismissed during and after the recent strike, have been brought to the Mention of the adjudication officer by his Department; what action has been taken in those cases where the adjudication officer has made a ruling; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The information about the number of cases is not readily available and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The subsequent action taken on benefit claims would depend upon the decision given by the adjudication officer.