HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c224W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress his Department made in encouraging installers of the Home Energy Efficiency scheme to take on young trainees as part of the Government's Welfare-to-Work programme. [66660]

Mr. Andrew Smith

All employers are encouraged to take on young people under the New Deal and we have made strong progress in engaging employers nationally and locally. We also recognise the importance of the four New Deal options. Under the Environment Task Force option, two of the key environmental objectives to improve the physical condition and energy efficiency of buildings and to conserve energy through the promotion of energy efficient schemes.