HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c108W
59. Mr. Greenway

asked the Paymaster General what is the latest information he has as to the number of people currently in job clubs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lang

On 12 June there were 1,039 people attending the 83 job clubs currently in operation. Forty-four of these job clubs have been operating only since May 1986.

Up to 2 May, 2,334 people had passed through job clubs. Of these, 1,478 (63 per cent.) had found work. A further 266 have gone on to the community programme and 67 into training making a total of 78 per cent. positive outcomes.

The Manpower Services Commission plans to expand the job club network to 200 sites by the end of 1986 and 450 as soon as possible thereafter.