HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c524W
11. Mr. Tom Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the implementation for disabled people in Scotland of the new deal. [114018]

Mr. Wilson

New Deal for Disabled People pilots are making good progress. As of January 2000, 2,180 people across Britain previously on incapacity benefits have found work through the programme, including over 300 for pilots based in Scotland. The Government are actively considering what can be provided across the country as a whole, including Scotland. An announcement is expected shortly.