§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what targets the Government have set the Employment Service in respect of the New Deal; and if the Employment Service has passed targets on to individual employment centres and New Deal advisers. 224W
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
The Employment Service has been set a target of helping 100,000 young people into employment, through the New Deal, in this financial year. This national target is disaggregated to local Jobcentre level. Planning to meet local targets is the responsibility of each Jobcentre Manager, including, where appropriate, further disaggregation of office targets to New Deal personal Advisers.