HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c507W
11. Mr. Ernie Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the operation of the new deal in Scotland. [96355]

Dr. Reid

Thanks to the New Deal, 38,000 young people in Scotland so far have better prospects of long term employability and the self respect which comes from participation in work and society.