HC Deb 11 January 1999 vol 323 cc101-2W
Mr. Keetch

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list by region and up to the latest date for which the figures are available the numbers of young people leaving the New Deal for unsubsidised employment who have subsequently re-entered the Gateway, indicating the average time such people have spent in employment before returning to the Gateway. [63272]

Mr. Andrew Smith

[holding answer 14 December 1998]: This information is not currently available as individuals who return to New Deal within 13 weeks resume where they left off. Information on the length and time spent on unsubsidised jobs will be available at a later stage from the longer-term evaluation of New Deal. Destination information published in the monthly statistical press notice is subsequently revised to reflect those returning to the New Deal Gateway before 13 weeks of employment.