Further Education: 16-hour Rule

House of Lords written question – answered at on 9 December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to the devolved Administrations to ensure that the 16-hour rule relating to part-time study is interpreted consistently across the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government have not issued any specific advice to the devolved Administrations.

All Jobcentre Plus staff are given the same appropriate advice and guidance relating to full-time and part-time study to ensure that the rules are followed consistently and applied to all customers regardless of where they live.

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