HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 cc167-8WA
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Over what areas of provision of help to those seeking work the Employment Service has discretion. [HL3750]

Baroness Blackstone

Advisers have some discretion in deciding eligibility for entry to the New Deal but not for the other programmes designed for unemployed people seeking work. Once a client is accepted as eligible for an Employment Service programme, advisers have considerable discretion in agreeing the mix of provision best suited to that individual.