§ 19. Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measures the Government are taking to encourage unemployed people to try different jobs. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Employment Service advisers encourage unemployed people to apply for a wide range of vacancies. Last year, the ES placed 1.87 million people in work. The Government also provide 1.5 million opportunities to help unemployed people to improve their employability, job search activities and skills.