HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c154W
13. Mrs. Irene Adams

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many employers in Scotland have signed up to the new deal. [141576]

Dr. Reid

Employers have made an important contribution to the success of the new deal in Scotland, which has helped 29,200 young people into work since April 1998. As at November 2000, 12,530 employers in Scotland had signed up to the new deal.