HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 c473W
20. Mr. Grist

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons have been interviewed for the restart programme; and with what result.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Between July 1986 and February 1987, 57,134 unemployed people were interviewed under the restart programme. Some 92 per cent. of these were offered a job, training, a place on an MSC scheme or other specialist help and 79 per cent. agree to take up this offer. For the remaining 8 per cent., restart, was either no longer required or no suitable offer was available at the time.