§ 27. Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment she has made of how effectively the youth training guarantee is working.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The Department's contracts with TECs calls for regular monitoring and review, at a local level, of the numbers of young people covered by the youth training guarantee who are seeking a place. The review is conducted jointly by Departmental officials, TECs and other interested parties such as the careers service. In addition, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced to the House on 7 July last year,Official Report, cols 171–72, measures establishing a national system for monitoring the numbers of young people seeking training.
We are confident that the TECs and careers services are working well together to ensure that sufficient places are available to meet demand.