HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 cc90-1W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he proposes to extend the New Deal into the NHS; and if he will make a statement. [40649]

Mr. Hain

The New Deal will provide employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. The NHS is a major employer in Wales and can offer good quality jobs with training to young people.

The Employment Service has actively marketed the health sector and several Health Trusts have already indicated their commitment to the New Deal.