§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many people have entered the New Deal Gateway in the Winchester City Council area since its inception; and how many took up each New Deal option. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
It is not possible to provide separate figures for individual towns or council areas.477W
The latest Government Statistical Service figures for the Mid Hampshire Unit of Delivery, which covers Winchester, show that to the end of September 1998 (a) 206 young people had entered the Gateway and 41 have secured unsubsidised employment; (b) 17 had joined one of the four options. This breaks down to: 2 on the Employment option; 3 on the Voluntary Sector option; and 12 on the Full-Time Education and Training option.