HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 cc394-5W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of individuals attending restart interviews since 1986 have moved straight into employment; if he will provide a breakdown of the destinations of the remainder; and what information he has as to how many have been switched from unemployment-related benefit to some other form of benefit.

Mr. Cope

The table shows the proportion of people interviewed under the restart scheme who have been referred to various opportunities, including jobs. We do not know how many of these move straight into employment, nor do we know how many people have moved from unemployment related benefits to some other form of benefit.

Between July 1986 and 29 April 1988, a total of 3,725,563 restart interviews took place. These resulted in:

As percentage of those interviewed
Submitted to:
Jobs 8.8
Community programme 8.0
Voluntary projects programme-voluntary work 2.2
Jobclub 8.7
New job training scheme 6.8
Other training 8.2
Employment rehabilitation centre 0.2
Restart course 7.6
Enterprise allowance scheme 3.9
Referred to:
Disablement resettlement officer 3.4
Claimant adviser 4.2
Other referrals (inc. PER) 18.2

Some people may be referred to more than one opportunity. The remaining represent people who have either declined an offer or for whom an offer was not appropriate.

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