HC Deb 04 July 1994 vol 246 c94W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the proposed job seekers allowance as it will affect north-east Wales.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

From 1996, job seekers allowance will replace unemployment benefit and income support for the unemployed. It will encourage wider and more effective job search, and bring improvements in the delivery of benefit to unemployed people throughout the United Kingdom.