§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when the Employment Service annual performance agreement for 1995–96 will be published. 
§ Mr. Portillo
I have today placed copies of the 1995–96 Employment Service annual performance agreement in the Library. The new targets will require the ES to build on this year?s extremely good performance and will challenge it to improve its effectiveness in the coming year. I have set a demanding target of placing a record 1.9 million unemployed people in jobs in the 12 months from April. Related targets for placing long-term claimants and people with disabilities will also call for even higher levels of achievement.