§ 5. Fiona Mactaggart
If she will visit Slough to examine local welfare-to-work initiatives. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
I thank the Minister for his proposed visit to Slough. Does he remember the statements that he made earlier in the summer about the need to listen to what is going on locally as regards social security offices? Will he ensure that local initiatives that prefigure the welfare-to-work and new deal programmes can be built on properly? In Slough, we have such an initiative. It is a partnership between the local authority, local companies led by Mars and the voluntary organisations. He will learn much from that. Can he give me an assurance that such local initiatives will be incorporated in our welfare-to-work plan?