HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c14W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on progress in the nationwide implementation of the job training programme.

Mr. John Lee

My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Employment announced, on 9 October, a new pilot job training scheme to be tested in nine areas around the country. Pilot programmes are now in operation in all of the nine areas. There has been an enthusiastic response from training providers, and unemployed people are beginning to come forward in significant numbers.

Mr. Wainwright

asked the Paymaster General whether those enrolling on the job training scheme will be regarded as unemployed for the purposes of the unemployment count.

Mr. John Lee

No. Like other trainees on Government sponsored schemes who are not entitled to benefits as an unemployed person, they will be excluded from the claimant count.