Labour Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd March 1987.

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Photo of Mr John Lee Mr John Lee , Pendle 12:00 am, 3rd March 1987

If a person is working on a regular part-time basis, the full extent normal rule applies; in other words, he is excluded from unemployment benefit. If the part-time work is not regular, unemployment benefit is payable for the unworked days. Therefore, he is on the count. But I have to say that we do not statistically calculate parts of people.