§ Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list all the grounds of refusal of unemployment-related benefits in a manner consistent with the reports of the chief adjudication officer, and if he will give the number of claims disallowed on each ground in 1988.
§ Mr Peter Lloyd
The information requested is in the table.
Disallowances of Unemployment-Related Benefits made by Department of Employment Adjudication Officers in 1988 Numbers Normal idle day/Full extent normal 1,678 Leaving employment voluntarily 261,029 Misconduct 80,412 Payment in liew of notice or remuneration 140,362 Delayed claim 136,496 Whether unemployed 45,154 Dependency 1,898 Availability 73,842 Engaged in employment 21,530 Restricted availability 21,424 Refusal of suitable employment 5,373 Premature termination of training 3,881 Recognised or customary holiday 6,754 Seasonal worker 5,125 Other 64,933 Total disallowances 869,891