HC Deb 13 April 1999 vol 329 c169W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of those individuals currently participating in each New Deal option other than subsidised employment he estimates will move on to unsubsidised employment. [79822]

Mr. Andrew Smith

I expect a significant proportion of young people on New Deal to move into unsubsidised employment from the Full Time Education and Training (FTET), Voluntary Sector (VS) and Environmental Task Force (ETF) options. Thus far, relatively few young people have completed this part of the New Deal process as participants can spend up to a year on FTET and six months on VS and ETF.