HC Deb 18 July 1986 vol 101 cc651-2W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Paymaster General (1) whether the attendance of a person offered a place on the Manpower Services Commission's voluntary projects programme or wider opportunities programme, available under the Government's restart programme, will be

responses to these questions are used to consider an individual claimant's entitlement to benefit, and they will not be collated.

Mr. Thurnham

asked the Paymaster General what proportion of people interviewed on the restart programme are referred to Department of Health and Social Security benefits offices on the grounds that they are earning more than £4 a week.

Mr. Lang

[pursuant to his reply, 16 July]: The prime objective of the restart programme is to help long-term unemployed people back into jobs. Interviews are conducted with this aim in mind and the information requested by my hon. Friend is not therefore available from this particular source.