HC Deb 18 October 1995 vol 264 cc292-3W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what plans she has to relax the eligibility rule for entry into Government-funded training and jobsearch programmes in(a) Mid-Glamorgan, (b) Merthyr and (c) Rhymney; [37054]

(2) how many entrants to the job club programmes in Wales have entered employment in each year since the programme began; [37052]

(3) how many entrants to the job club programme in each district of Wales entered employment last year. [37053]

Mr. Forth

Responsibility for the subject of the questions has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from M. E. G. Fogden to Mr. Ted Rowlands, dated 18 October 1995:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your questions about Government funded training and Jobsearch programmes and Jobclub performance in Wales.There are no plans to relax the eligibility rules for entry into Government funded training and Jobsearch programmes.The information on Jobclub entrants who have entered employment since the programme began in 1987 is contained in the attached table 1.The information on Jobclub entrants entering employment in each district in Wales in the last financial year is contained in table 2.I hope this is helpful.