Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of zero-hours contract positions advertised in Jobcentre Plus in England in the last 12 months.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We do not advertise in jobcentres, all vacancies are now advertised on Universal Jobmatch. JSA claimants are not required to apply for zero hour contract jobs and are not penalised if they leave such a job.

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