HC Deb 11 April 1986 vol 95 cc212-3W
Mr. Lord

asked the Paymaster General what percentage of those long-term unemployed so far approached under the Manpower Services Commission's counselling initiative have responded to the approach; and what percentage have been placed in one of the various openings available to them under the scheme.

Mr. Lang

Eighty-seven per cent. of those so far approached have responded positively by attending for interview. Of those:

  • 18 per cent. have been submitted to a job;
  • 21 per cent. to a community programme place;
  • 1 per cent. to a voluntary project programme opportunity;
  • 5 per cent. for entry into a Jobclub;
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  • 14 per cent. to an opportunity for further training;
  • 14 per cent. to a place upon a restart course;
  • 5 per cent. to an information session about starting their own business under the enterprise allowance scheme;
  • 9 per cent. have been referred to other agencies or to specialist Manpower Services Commission services.