§ 8. Mr. Browne
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of job action team pilots in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Wilson
Early indications are that action teams are proving a success in helping unemployed people back to work. By finding local solutions to local problems action teams in East Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and the Highlands and Islands have helped an additional 222 long-term unemployed people find work.