HC Deb 24 June 1996 vol 280 cc6-7W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if it is her policy that the Employment Service should not become a member of the Opportunity 2000 initiative. [34013]

Mr. Forth

Responsibility for the subject of the question 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 Mike Fogden to Ms Ann Coffey, dated 24 June 1996:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the Employment Service's membership of Opportunity 2000 initiative. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of the Agency.

The Department for Education and Employment's membership of Opportunity 2000 includes the Employment Service.