§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment is she will update the estimates given in the Department of Employment press release of 29 March 1995 on(a) the effect on public revenues of the jobmatch pilots and (b) the estimated numbers who will benefit from the scheme, giving figures for (i) 1995–96, (ii) 1996–97, (iii) 1997–98 and (iv) 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Forth
The jobmatch programme started in April 1995 and is a three-year pilot. The total budget for 1995–96 is £5 million, and will benefit an estimated 3,000 people. The programme budget in 1996–97 will be £4.359 million, and for 1997–98, £4.354 million. In each of these years, jobmatch should continue to benefit an estimated 3,000 people.