HC Deb 18 December 2000 vol 360 cc23-4W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) how much money has been paid in subsidies to schools to recruit classroom assistants under the New Deal; [141690]

(2) how many jobs as classroom assistants have been created under the New Deal. [141692]

Ms Jowell

[holding answer 11 December 2000]: The New Deal is about making people employable, through training and experience of work for example, rather than directly creating jobs. People who find jobs helped by New Deal do so in the regular labour market.