HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 c271W
33. Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations she has received on skills training for mothers returning to work. [127954]

Ms Jowell

The New Deal for Lone Parents currently provides skills training for lone parents on Income Support wishing to return to work. Help with training, normally up to NVQ level two, is available for up to 12 months, provided that the training is related to the local labour market and has been agreed with a New Deal for Lone Parents adviser. From time to time we receive representations about the nature and level of this training.