§ Mr. Pickthall
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement about the future of the jobseeker's allowance. 
The Government believes that work is the best form of welfare for people of working age. Our Welfare to Work objectives are to provide work incentives, to reduce poverty and welfare dependency and to strike a new balance between responsibilities and rights. A programme of monitoring and evaluation is under way to enable us to ensure that jobseeker's allowance contributes to achieving our objectives.