HC Deb 11 December 1996 vol 287 c241W
34. Ms Eagle

To ask the Secretary of Stale for Education and Employment what proportion of those participating in project work have gained permanent employment. [7086]

Mr. Forth

It is too early to make a proper assessment of the experience of those who leave project work, as the pilot has been running for only eight months. A full survey of those who leave project work is being carried out, and will include details of the jobs they have entered. Results of the survey will be published in 1997. Early indications, however, are that twice as many people leave project work to enter a job as leave a comparable group outside the pilot areas. There is no significant difference in the rates at which all those who leave project work, and those who leave a comparable group, return to the unemployment register.