HC Deb 26 March 2001 vol 365 c514W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many cohorts had their first interview for the New Deal for 18 to 24-years-olds in(a) January and (b) April 1998. [154931]

Ms Jowell

In January 1998, 4,030 young people had an initial New Deal interview in the 12 Pathfinder areas. In April 1998, the first month that the programme was rolled out nationally, 13,200 young people had an initial interview.